Date of Award
Thesis - Restricted
Master of Arts (MA)
The purpose of this study is to examine the role played by uncertainty reduction in the public speaking context. Past research had pointed to a possible relationship between communication apprehension and uncertainty (Parks et al., 1980; McCroskey, 1981). In this study , the existance of that relationship in communication involving public speaking will be examined. The task of examining the relationship between communication apprehension and uncertainty is being undertaken in this study for three reasons: one, to see if the theory of uncertainty reduction can be applied outside the context of interpersonal communication; two, to look at communication involving public speaking from a developmental perspective; and three, to focus attention on a possible mental process which might affect levels of communication apprehension .
Gidlund, Katherine Kim, "The Role of Uncertainty Reduction on Levels of Communication Apprehension" (1987). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 1768.