ERIC Number: ED280283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Writing Apprehension among Puerto Rican University Students.
Fayer, Joan M.
The writing apprehension experienced by Puerto Rican university students is examined. Levels of apprehension when writing in English versus native Spanish, for males versus females, and for students enrolled or not enrolled in writing classes are compared. The results indicate that the students, particularly the women, are more apprehensive when writing in the second language. Students in writing classes reported less apprehension. The levels of writing apprehension in English were found to be lower than the levels of communication apprehension in English reported in earlier studies. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Students, Communication Apprehension, Communication Skills, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Puerto Ricans, Second Language Learning, Sex Differences, Spanish, Student Attitudes, Writing Apprehension, Writing Difficulties, Writing Instruction, Writing Readiness
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 (72nd, Chicago, IL, November 13-16, 1986).