ERIC Number: ED236745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Communication Apprehension and the Use of Video-Tapes.
A study investigated the relationship between students' communication apprehension levels and their attitudes toward the use of video recording in a basic speech course. A communication apprehension measure and a questionnaire on perceptions of videotape use in class were completed by 230 undergraduate basic speech students. The findings demonstrated a moderate relationship between communication apprehension level and both willingness to be videotaped and attitude toward class use of videotaping. A majority of students' comments were self-related, focusing, for example, on how students might be viewed by others when videotaped, and indicating a connection between self-concept and degree of communication apprehension. The findings suggest that speech teachers should use videotaping cautiously in beginning courses. Student skills are more likely to be enhanced in advanced elective courses where the levels of communication apprehension are generally lower. (HTH)
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 (Washington, DC, November 10-13, 1983).