The effects of introductory speech and communication courses on students' levels of communication appehension
High communication apprehension has several negative effects on affected persons. Students with high communication apprehension in particular experience low class participation, poor teacher-student relationships, and low grades. This study examined the effects of Fundamentals of Oral Communication (public speaking) classes on students ' communication apprehension compared to non-public speaking alternatives, Introduction to Communication. McCroskey's PRCA-24 was distributed as a pre- and post-test, and the data was analyzed using a repeated measures design. Limitations and future study implications are discussed.
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Davis, Lee Katherine, "The effects of introductory speech and communication courses on students' levels of communication appehension" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 927.