Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Communication Studies and Theatre
Bakken, Stefanie L. This study examines the effects of gender on communication apprehension in the college classroom, using Booth-Butterfield and Gould's Communication Anxiety Inventory (CAI). The Communication Anxiety Inventory measures state and trait apprehension. The results suggest that male and female students experience different level of communication apprehension in trait public speaking situations based on their gender. No differences were found by the trait instrument in the levels of communication apprehension between males and females while in small-group and dyadic situations. This study also proposes that trait apprehension does effect the level of state apprehension a participant experiences.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Speech anxiety -- Sex differences Communication -- Sex differences
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Bakken, Stefanie L., "A Statistical Analysis of Communication Apprehension and the Effects of Gender in the College Classroom" (1998). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 495.