An Experimemtal Design of Voicepedagogy Training as a Means to Reduce Communication Apprehension Using Two-Factor Theory, Psychological Conditioning And enviornmental Cues
Joe Tedescoe, Robert Patterson

The efficacy of brief (10-minute) voice pedagogy training for lowering communication apprehension (CA) was investigated. Standardized measures of trait CA, state CA, as well as two measures of communication efficacy, the Willingness to Communicate (WTC) scale and the Self-Perceived Communication Competence (SPCC) scale, were obtained from participants. The results showed that brief voice pedagogy training significantly lowered trait and state CA scores, while increasing WTC and SPCC scores, relative to placebo and non-placebo control groups. Insight into whether the potential benefits of such training might be attributable to psychological conditioning, the effect of varying the environmental context is discussed.

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