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dc.contributor.advisorBentley, Clyde H., 1951-eng
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Brendan R.eng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on April 7, 2008)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism.eng
dc.description.abstractThe act of communication is an act of volition, mediated by one's level of fear associated with real or anticipated communication. Communication researchers call this fear communication apprehension and have traditionally recognized two forms: written communication and oral communication apprehension, both of which affect the amount an individual is likely to communicate. With the advent of communication via the computer, or computer-mediated communication (CMC), Scott and Rockwell (1997) and Scott and Timmerman (2005) have suggested a third form of communication apprehension: computer mediated communication apprehension. To test the validity of this new construct, this study tests writing apprehension, oral communication apprehension, computer apprehension, computer-mediated communication apprehension and a related measure of Internet self-efficacy - or one's belief in his or her capability capabilities to achieve tasks online - to see which of these constructs best explain use of social networking websites. The study also examines the effects of gender on the use of social networking website use.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb63035455eng
dc.identifier.oclc220946298eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4951
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4951eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshCommunication -- Psychological aspectseng
dc.subject.lcshOnline social networkseng
dc.subject.lcshCommunicative competenceeng
dc.titleSpeaking up in the 21st century: the effects of communication apprehension and internet self-efficacy on use of social networking websiteseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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