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ERIC Number: ED425485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-21
Pages: 20
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An Investigation of the Relationships among Technology Experiences, Communication Apprehension, Writing Apprehension and Computer Anxiety.
McDowell, Earl E.; Schuelke, L. David
This study explored the relationships among communication technologies, communication apprehension, writing apprehension, and computer anxiety. Participants were 130 students from a variety of undergraduate oral communication classes in a large midwestern university who completed a modified form, 10 items, of McCroskey's Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA). Results indicate that significant relationships exist between computer anxiety and computer/word processing, between computer anxiety and computer electronic discussion group, between computer anxiety and online computer service, and between computer anxiety and CD-ROM, as well as other types of technology. Other results reveal that students are least experienced with programming computers, computerized electronic discussion group, computer conferencing and Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDA). Significant differences occurred between gender groups on cellular phone scores, writing stories/poetry scores, computerized electronic discussion group scores, satellite TV scores, electronic videogames scores, and computer/video conferencing scores, as well as communication apprehension scores, writing apprehension scores, and computer anxiety scores. (Contains 6 tables of data and 16 references.) (Author/NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Personal Report of Communication Apprehension