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ERIC Number: ED354562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effects of Television Viewing and Communication Suppression on Communication Apprehension.
Stowell, Jessica
A study investigated whether excessive television viewing coupled with communication suppression by parents in the preschool years had a distinct impact on the development of communication apprehension (CA) in children and on college-age young people. Subjects (average age 21.8 years and 99% Caucasian) were selected from speech classes at a southern United States junior college in order to give a broad spectrum of apprehension or lack thereof. A self-report questionnaire and the last six questions of the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension. Results indicated that: (1) excessive television viewing in early childhood was linked to communication apprehension; and (2) there was a non-significant relationship between television viewing and communication suppression. A discussion of these issues could serve as a warning for parents who want their children to avoid communication apprehension. (Three tables of data are included; 27 references and the self-report questionnaire are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Personal Report of Communication Apprehension