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This thesis purports to illustrate how communication apprehension (CA) and communication performance expectations inform professional physical appearance perspectives of high school students. The study includes a traditional and non-traditional high school, and focuses on three main variables: 1) communication apprehension, 2) communication performance, and 3) professional physical appearance. Three measurements were used during this study to assess students: 1) McCroskeyâ€™s (1982) communication apprehension test Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA-24), 2) Daly and Millerâ€™s (1975) Writing Apprehension Test, 3) and an original perceived professionalism test. Teachers used an original oral and written communication measurement to assess their studentsâ€™ communication ability.
Autman, Hamlet Nicole, "Communication Readiness: Do High School Studentsâ€™ Communication Apprehension, Writing Ability, And Speaking Ability Correlate With Their Perceptions Of Professional Appearance?" (2014). Theses. 241.