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Personality and attitude to microtraining: a correlational study

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Hargie, Owen and Saunders, Christine (1990) Personality and attitude to microtraining: a correlational study. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 14 (1). pp. 120-127. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/0309877900140109


This study is concerned with an examination of the relationship between student attitude to microtraining, as a form of communication skills training, and personality as measured by Cattell's 16PF. In addition, the extent to which the influence of age, gender and type of course studied will differentially affect student attitude is also explored. The results indicated that students displaying high levels of anxiety reacted significantly more negatively to microtraining, as did students displaying high levels of emotionality. No significant differences emerged in relation to age, gender or type of course studied. These findings are discussed in relation to strategies which might be employed to reduce the anxiety‐provoking effects of microtraining.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Communication
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Communication
ID Code:20198
Deposited By:Professor Owen Hargie
Deposited On:04 Oct 2011 09:12
Last Modified:04 Oct 2011 09:12

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