An exploratory study of the relationship between communication apprehension and personal construct theory in the context of a public speaking fundamentals course
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Robert E. Carlson
Elton S. Carter
Richard L. Wikoff
Many psychologists, philosophers, and educators agree that individual self-concepts develop, in large part, through perceptions gained from communicative transactions. If the nature of the transaction changes, perceptions can change, and self-concept can be altered. Self-concept combines with many influences including cultural heritage, environment, and past experiences to form the basis of an individual’s unique communicative and behavior patterns.
Wilkins, Linda, "An exploratory study of the relationship between communication apprehension and personal construct theory in the context of a public speaking fundamentals course" (1987). Student Work. 220.
A Thesis Presented to the School of Communication And the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha.