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ERIC Number: ED437702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 21
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Evaluating Communication Competence: A Comparison of Majors and Non-Majors.
Keyton, Joann; Strawn, Dudley
A study was designed to determine if communication majors had greater communication competency than non-majors. Additionally, for majors, the number of communication courses and types of course, were also examined for their effect on communication competence. Subjects were 200 students at the University of Memphis. The impact of these independent variables on two micro-measures of competence was non-significant for all hypotheses tested. Thus, there was no significant finding revealing discrimination between majors and non-majors, and no significant finding revealing discrimination among majors who had one course, a few, or many. Implications for communication pedagogy and curriculum evaluation are addressed. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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