ERIC Number: ED261420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
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Convergent Validity and Work Applications of Communication Apprehension: An Applied Analysis in an Assessment Center Setting.
Kandelman, Harriet A.
Concerned with providing managerial assessment centers with oral communication criteria against which communication apprehension may be measured, the convergent validity of the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension--Organization Form (PRCA-OF) was tested against 23 raters' scores in five one-day developmental assessment centers. The PRCA-OF is a 20-item, 5-point, Likert-type, self-report questionnaire. The scale scores range from a minimum of 20 to a maximum of 100. Four sets of scores were obtained: rater, peer, self, and supervisor. The assessment center exercises included a decision game, dyadic interview, and in-basket simulation. Multiple regression equations were used, with communication scores as the dependent variable, to analyze the relationship between the PRCA-OF scores and the other assessment center scores. Convergent validity was found for the PRCA-OF in both the rater and self categories. It was concluded that a valid measure of communication apprehension, specifically the PRCA-OF, should be included in managerial assessment centers and that training in performance evaluation should be mandatory. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Personal Report of Communication Apprehension