ERIC Number: ED505141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Communication Apprehension Levels of Student Governance Leaders
Miller, Michael T.; Nadler, Daniel P.
A major component of the college student experience is the engagement with out-of-class activities. This involvement has been linked to a variety of success indicators, including higher levels of academic achievement, high retention and matriculation, and overall collegiate satisfaction. One of the key areas for student engagement is college student self-governance bodies, typically referred to as a student government or student association. These bodies focus on teaching democracy in action while providing real, hands-on opportunities for students to improve and work with issues on their campuses. This study explored the communication apprehension of student government body leaders in the hopes of identifying barriers or areas that might enable institutional leaders to broadened access and participation. Study findings confirmed that those who are involved with student government generally had low levels of communication apprehension and that those in leadership positions specifically had low levels of apprehension concerning public speaking and dyadic encounters.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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