The impact of a relaxation exercise on communication apprehension in the classroom Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a deep breathing and stretching exercise on communication Apprehension, Cohesiveness and Attentiveness. An empirical method was used in this study. All of the subjects involved in the study were students in beginning public speaking courses, Speech 112, at Oregon State University. Ten sections of the course were included in the study, five as experimental groups and five as control groups. There were two instruments used to test for the hypotheses. The first instrument was McCroskey's Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA-24). In the control groups there were a total of 79 students who responded to both the pre- and posttests of the PRCA, and 65 students in experimental groups that responded to both the pre- and posttests of the PRCA. Two additional tests were created for this study and combined into one instrument, the Cohesiveness and Attentiveness Tests (CAT). Among The results indicated that the deep breathing and stretching exercise did not reduce Communication Apprehension or increase the feelings of Cohesiveness or Attentiveness in the subjects in experimental groups more than subjects in control groups. There was anecdotal evidence however, which did provide some support for the hypotheses. The subjects' reactions and instructors' observations prompted a post hoc survey to which the subjects' responses suggested increased relaxation, cohesiveness and attentiveness as a result of the activity. In general, the predicted hypotheses were not supported by the results of the instruments used, but there was support for the use of the activity from the anecdotal evidence.
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