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dc.contributor.advisorSawyer, Chris R.
dc.contributor.authorStahrfisher, Sharon Kayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:49:05Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:49:05Z
dc.date.created2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifierUMI thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-08082013-093610en_US
dc.identifierumi-10407en_US
dc.identifiercat-002008227en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4504
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between family characteristics and communication apprehension. McCroskey (2009) has argued that communication apprehension is the brain's response to a threat to self. Hsu (1998) asserts that the family of origin is one of the primary factors influencing an individual's proclivity to develop communication apprehension. That is, one's family of origin has the power to shape the development of positive and negative affects including anxiety about communication. Consequently, this study examined the influence of familial factors, such as birth order and family communication patterns, on communication apprehension. Results suggest that there is a relationship between family communication patterns, birth order, and communication apprehension. Future research should continue to examine birth-order from both a traditional and modified perspective and its relationship to an individual's tendency to develop trait anxiety and how a family's communication pattern reinforces the development or prevention of such.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleAn exploratory study of family characteristics as predictors of communication apprehensionen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentCollege of Communication
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.collegeBob Schieffer College of Communication
local.departmentCommunication Studies
local.academicunitBob Schieffer College of Communication
dc.type.genreThesis
local.subjectareaCommunication Studies
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science


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