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dc.contributor.authorGardner, Clare Ten_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMilne, Markus Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorStringer, Carolyn Pen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWhiting, Rosalind Hen_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:22:58Z
dc.date.copyright2005-03en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationGardner, C. T., Milne, M. J., Stringer, C. P., & Whiting, R. H. (2005). Oral and written communication apprehension in accounting students: curriculum impacts and impacts on academic performance (Accountancy Working Paper Series). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/1596en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/1596
dc.description.abstractIn the context of an accounting curriculum that has been significantly modified over the past decade in response to calls for skills development, this study investigates the impacts of curriculum on students’ levels of communication apprehension. An emerging concern in accounting is that attempts made to improve students’ communication skills may fail or be less effective for some students because such attempts do not improve, or may even exacerbate students’ anxiety about communicating, which in turn leads to poorer performance. The results from this study show that students in their final year of study in which they are exposed to greater communication demands, do not on average have higher levels of communication apprehension than their peers in earlier studies. The levels of communication apprehension for final year students decline most markedly for those students starting with higher average levels of apprehension. The results fail to find any strong associations between levels of communication apprehension and students’ abilities to advance in their studies or average levels of academic performance. One finding that opens up the possibility for further research, however, is that students’ anxiety about communicating in interviews is not reduced.en_NZ
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAccountancy Working Paper Seriesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.business.otago.ac.nz/acty/research/pdf/Communication%20Apprehension.pdfen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunication apprehensionen_NZ
dc.subjectaccounting educationen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHF5601 Accountingen_NZ
dc.titleOral and written communication apprehension in accounting students: curriculum impacts and impacts on academic performanceen_NZ
dc.typeWorking Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionUnpublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages32en_NZ
otago.date.accession2005-12-02en_NZ
otago.schoolAccountancy and Business Lawen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints6en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsAccountancy & Business Lawen_NZ
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