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ERIC Number: EJ1367398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2640-4524
EISSN: EISSN-2578-2568
Needs Assessment of National Communication Association Conference Presentations: Members' Perceptions of Presentation Effectiveness, Values, and Challenges
Charoensap-Kelly, Piyawan; Priddis, DeAnne; Punyanunt-Carter, Narissra M.
Journal of Communication Pedagogy, v6 p100-127 2022
This study analyzed the National Communication Association (NCA) members' perceptions regarding the effectiveness of their own and their peer presentations and the challenges they faced when preparing and giving conference presentations. Overall, participants (n = 187) feel fairly content with the effectiveness of NCA conference presentations and the value they have gained from them. The effectiveness of others' presentations has a significant association with members' perceived value of the conference presentations. The "lack of experience" and "lack of confidence" are key variables that heighten anxiety which can impact the effectiveness of presentations. "Process anxiety" was positively associated with presentation effectiveness whereas "performance anxiety" was negatively associated with presentation effectiveness. This needs assessment provides informed suggestions for making academic presentations more effective in the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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