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ERIC Number: EJ863898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
An Examination of the Relationship between Career Thoughts and Communication Apprehension
Meyer-Griffith, Katie; Reardon, Robert C.; Hartley, Sarah Lucas
Career Development Quarterly, v58 n2 p171-180 Dec 2009
This study examined relationships among dysfunctional career thoughts and levels of communication apprehension. Undergraduate students, 88 women and 87 men, completed the Career Thoughts Inventory (CTI; J. P. Sampson, G. W. Peterson, J. G. Lenz, R. C. Reardon, & D. E. Saunders, 1996) and the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA-24; J. C. McCroskey, 1984b). Analysis of correlation coefficients found significant mild-to-moderate correlations among scales of the CTI and the PRCA-24. The results indicated that individuals with average and high levels of communication apprehension had greater decision-making confusion, commitment anxiety, and external conflict than persons with low levels of communication apprehension. Implications for counseling and further research are discussed in light of these results. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Personal Report of Communication Apprehension; Career Thoughts Inventory