ERIC Number: ED221895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Self-Concept, Self-Disclosure, and Type of Basic Speech Course on Communication Apprehension.
Stacks, Don W.; Stone, John D.
Approximately 150 college students participated in a study that investigated the effects of self-concept, self-disclosure, and type of basic speech course on communication apprehension. The subjects were drawn from three basic speech course populations at two universities. They had been free to enroll in either a public speaking, interpersonal communication, or small group communication course. All three courses required oral presentations. After the first week of each course, the subjects were administered a communication apprehension instrument and four separate instruments designed to measure self-concept and self-disclosure. Results showed negative correlations between both self-concept and self-disclosure and communication apprehension. Findings indicated also that the type of speech course did not significantly affect apprehension. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (68th, Louisville, KY, November 4-7, 1982).