ERIC Number: ED202072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Effects of Immediate Instructor Feedback on Group Discussion Participants.
Jurma, William E.; Froelich, Deidre L.
Four treatment conditions were selected for a study examining the effects of immediate video feedback of oral assignments on group discussants' self-perceived anxiety, participants' satisfaction, and discussion quality. The subjects were 80 students enrolled in basic speech and business/professional speech communication courses. Twenty subjects were assigned to each of the four treatment conditions: (1) immediate feedback during two discussions, (2) immediate feedback during the first discussion but not during the second discussion, (3) immediate feedback during the second but not during the first discussion, and (4) no immediate feedback during either discussion. The results indicated that receivers of immediate performance appraisal were no more anxious either before or during their interactions, were more satisfied with their performances, and participated in discussions of higher quality than did individuals working without immediate feedback. (RL)
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