Communication Apprehension and Classroom Apprehension in Nigerian Classrooms

Bolanle A. Olaniran, K. David Roach

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This study explored patterns and effects of communication apprehension and classroom apprehension in Nigerian classrooms. Significant correlation was found between student communication apprehension and student classroom apprehension. Analysis of variance revealed significant differences in classroom apprehension by class type, but no significant differences in communication apprehension by choice of occupation. Perceptions of academic performance were negatively associated with classroom apprehension scores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-389
Number of pages11
JournalCommunication Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1994


  • Communication apprehension
  • Nigerian culture
  • academic performance
  • classroom apprehension


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