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ERIC Number: ED403620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Videotaping on the Communication Apprehension and Self-Perceived Competency of Low Apprehensive Students.
Ratcliff, Linnea; And Others
A study examined the effects of videotaping in a public speaking program. Hypotheses were that (1) communication apprehension is negatively related to self-perceived communication competency and (2) low communication apprehensive subjects will show less self-perceived communication competency on a subsequent speech if, during a conference with their teacher, they first view a videotape of themselves delivering a speech. Subjects were 71 undergraduate students enrolled in 3 sections of the basic public speaking course at a midwestern university. Uniformity in approach, syllabus, number and type of speech assignments, and critiquing format were maintained. Subjects were required to give four prepared speeches. Communication apprehension (CA) was measured by the public speaking component of the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA-24), completed by subjects prior to delivering each of the four speeches, and the Self-Perceived Public Speaking Competency Scale (SPPSC) was used to measure self-perceived competence. Results indicated that an average of 11 students (15%) were categorized as high CAs, an average of 17 students (24%) were low CAs, and an average of 43 students (61%) were moderate CAs. Findings revealed that all comparisons proved significant in confirming the first hypothesis, but the second hypothesis was not confirmed. (Contains 33 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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