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ERIC Number: ED417438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Communication Apprehension and Its Impact on College Students' Success.
Buxton, Toni
This study examined communication apprehension (CA) as a potential barrier to student academic success. Prior research implicated CA as a primary predictor of both interpersonal and academic success. Based on the past research of J. McCroskey and others, it was hypothesized that high CA students would maintain lower grade point averages (GPA) and standardized test scores. Students in five basic public speaking classes were asked to complete the Personal Report of Academic Success (PRCA-24) and to report high school GPA, college GPA, and SAT scores. Results indicated that high CA students attain roughly equal or slightly higher GPAs and standardized test scores. An examination of these results suggests that CA has little negative impact on academic success of college students. (Contains 25 references and 3 tables of data.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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