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Computer Conversations and Writing Apprehension

Business Communication Quarterly Volume 63, Number 1, ISSN 1080-5699


Examines the online communications behavior of students with high degrees of writing apprehension as they communicated with both familiar and unknown audiences via Internet newsgroups. Finds that low-apprehensive writers tend to exhibit similar communication strategies in both types of newsgroups, but high-apprehensive writers contributed more and felt more comfortable participating in electronic discussions with unknown audiences than with familiar audiences. (SC)


Mabrito, M. (2000). Computer Conversations and Writing Apprehension. Business Communication Quarterly, 63(1), 39-49. Retrieved December 15, 2019 from .

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