ERIC Number: ED261437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
Videotaping: Relationship between Communication Apprehension and Self-Concept.
Daniel, Arlie V.
A study was conducted to ascertain the extent of the relationship between communication apprehension and self-concept as they relate to videotaping. Specifically, the study investigated whether it is communication apprehension or self-concept or some combination of the two that prevents students from using videotapes to improve speech skills. Subjects, 217 speech students, completed the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension, the Tennessee Self-Concept scale, and an instrument gauging students' views about being videotaped during speech class. Results suggested that students were bothered by the idea of videotaping but thought it would be a good idea even if it did bother them. It also seemed that the immediate prospect of being videotaped was more troublesome than it might have been later in the semester. A possible explanation for the results of this study is that there is very little relationship between the level of communication apprehension and self-concept. It is suggested that apprehension of videotaping may be no more than a specialized form of communication apprehension. (DF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (35th, Honolulu, HI, May 23-27, 1985).