ERIC Number: ED176348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Analyzing the Development, Treatment, and Effects of Communication Apprehension.
Garrison, Karen R.
Theories and research findings relating to the development, treatment, and effects of communication apprehension (CA) are presented in this paper. The first section, which traces the etiology and development of CA, posits a relationship between environment, personality constellations, and CA. A section on treatment of CA reviews and compares three ways in which CA among adults and children is currently being treated: systematic desensitization, cognitive restructuring, and cognitive modification. The final section notes the effects of CA in the classroom and presents findings regarding correlations between CA and intelligence, achievement, attitudes, and behavior patterns. (GT)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Communication Apprehension, Communication Research, Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Individual Characteristics, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Speech Communication, Student Problems
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1-5, 1979)