Measuring High School Students’ Communication Readiness

Does Communication Apprehension, Writing Ability, and Speaking Ability Correlate With Students’ Perceptions of Professional Appearance?


  • Hamlet Autman North Carolina A&T State University
  • Stephanie Kelly North Carolina A&T State University
  • Jorge Gaytan North Carolina A&T State University
  • Sharon Hunter North Carolina A&T State University


communication apprehension, writing ability, speaking ability, professional appearance


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to illustrate the way communication apprehension and communication performance inform professional physical appearance perspectives of high school students.

Method: Students at a traditional and a nontraditional high school were surveyed to assess their communication apprehension and ability to assess professional appearance. Their teachers were also surveyed to assess students’ communication aptitudes.

Results: The results of the study were consistent with expectations that students experiencing different educational conditions would have different communication abilities, anxieties, and expectations of professional physical appearance.


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How to Cite

Autman, H., Kelly, S., Gaytan, J., & Hunter, S. (2023). Measuring High School Students’ Communication Readiness: Does Communication Apprehension, Writing Ability, and Speaking Ability Correlate With Students’ Perceptions of Professional Appearance?. Journal of Research In Business Education, 57(2), 42-56.

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