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Kelly, Lynne; Keaten, James A.; Finch, Cynthia; Duarte, Ilze B.; Hoffman, Patrizia; Michels, Margaret M. – Communication Education, 2002
Explores the relationship between family communication patterns and reticence. Reveals that reticent individuals reported a significantly lower level of conversation orientation within their families than members of a comparison group. (SG)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Apprehension, Communication Research, Family Relationship
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Kelly, Lynne; Duran, Robert L.; Zolten, J. Jerome – Communication Education, 2001
Investigates the effect of reticence on college students' use of electronic mail to communication with faculty. Notes the difference in the frequency of using electronic mail by reticent and non-reticent students. Considers how reticent students prefer to use electronic mail over speaking to faculty at their offices. (SG)
Descriptors: College Students, Communication Apprehension, Communication Research, Electronic Mail
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Kelly, Lynne; Keaten, James A. – Communication Education, 2000
Offers a synopsis of M. Beatty and J. McCroskey's 1998 reconceptualization of communication apprehension via the communibiological paradigm. Examines possible treatment implications of this model of communication anxiety for teachers of speech communication, particularly of public speaking. Advances pedagogical strategies, based upon the premise…
Descriptors: Communication Apprehension, Communication Skills, Curriculum, Higher Education
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Keaten, James A.; Kelly, Lynne; Finch, Cynthia – Communication Education, 2000
Presents a follow-up study to further assess the extent to which reticent participants subscribe to beliefs outlined in prior research and to further test the ability of the Penn State program to alter those beliefs. Reveals significant pretreatment differences between reticent and comparison group participants on 7 of 16 beliefs. Shows…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Communication Apprehension, Communication Problems, Communication Research
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Keaten, James A.; Kelly, Lynne – Communication Education, 2000
Presents a theoretical statement on the nature of reticence that affirms, in part, Gerald M. Phillips' conceptualization in prior research but, grounded in new empirical data, refines and revises the construct. Proposes a new definition and a six-component model of reticence. Discusses theoretical and treatment implications. (SR)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Communication Apprehension, Communication Problems, Communication Research
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Kelly, Lynne; Keaten, James – Communication Education, 1992
Finds that the Pennsylvania State University Reticence Program (compared to a control condition) is effective in reducing self-reported shyness and communication apprehension and is more effective than a performance-based public speaking communication course. (SR)
Descriptors: Communication Apprehension, Communication Research, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Kelly, Lynne; And Others – Communication Education, 1990
Examines the effectiveness of rhetoritherapy as a treatment for individuals with communication difficulties. Finds that performance-based communication training is effective in decreasing communication apprehension and problems communicating and in increasing other-perceived talkativeness. Reports that rhetoritherapy may be a more effective…
Descriptors: Communication Apprehension, Communication Problems, Communication Research, Communication Skills
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Kelly, Lynne – Communication Education, 1989
Describes a college-level skills training program for reticent communicators. Details major aspects of the program, including recruiting students for training, screening students for admission to the program, training instructors, and organizing and teaching the course. (MS)
Descriptors: College Programs, Communication Apprehension, Communication Skills, Course Content
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Kelly, Lynne; And Others – Communication Education, 1982
Results of the study suggested that the four measurement instruments of communication problems are not capable of discriminating students with communication problems from students without. Concluded that what may be most important in distinguishing the two groups is whether or not persons perceive their uncomfortable feelings about communication…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Communication Research, Higher Education, Measurement Techniques