A Latest International Psychological Monograph about Facing-audience Communication Apprehension (FACA) in 2015: Review on Undergraduates' FACA in Southwestern China

[Speaker] Lv, Sansan:1
[Co-author] Zeng, Lianping:1,2, Ma, Wenyan:1, Chen, Hui:1, Yu, Yang:1
1:Guizhou Normal University (China (People's Republic of China)), 2:Guizhou General Colleges Key Laboratory of Fundamental Psychology and Cognitive (China (People's Republic of China))

A psychological monograph, undergraduates' FACA in southwestern China, including 480,000 words, written by professor Hongli Wang, was published by China Beijing Higher Education Press in November 2015. FACA was a new conception based on communication apprehension by American psychologist James McCroskey. A scale, FACA for Chinese undergraduates was developed. A survey was conducted by 2809 undergraduates in 12 universities in four provinces in southwestern China. It was founded that 99.9% of undergraduates have FACA. The degree of FACA differs significantly according to gender, grade levels, major. It was astonished that undergraduates majored in literature, history and philosophy had the most serious FACA. Our study also suggested comprehensive prevention and countermeasures for FACA, which maybe influence Chinese undergraduates' study, life and work greatly. It also provides valuable references to education decision making about how to enhance undergraduates' psychology and comprehensive quality.
Key words: Facing-audience Communication Apprehension, Undergraduates, Review
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