The effects of communicative activities in reducing engineering students' communication apprehension in Polytechnic

Nurul Ajleaa Binti Abdul Rahman, Nooreiny Maarof

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to observe the level of communication apprehension among engineering students in Polytechnic Malaysia and to examine whether the use of communicative activities may give solution to the issue of communication apprehension. The sample included first semester engineering Polytechnic students in Selangor. The study design was a repeated measures comparison between traditional (control) and communicative activities (experimental) groups. Data collected included results of pre-test & post-test design to address two main research questions. The repeated measures analyses determined that pre-test and post-test scores revealed there were differences amongst communicative activities groups compared to traditional method. The findings indicate that the students perform better in the post-test compared to the pre-test after the inclusion of communicative activities in the ESL oral communication skills classes. The findings showed the positive effects of communicative activities in reducing engineering students' communication apprehension and improving their ESL oral communication skills in polytechnic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 Innovation and Commercialization of Medical Electronic Technology Conference, ICMET 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages87-93
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781467387989
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2016
EventInnovation and Commercialization of Medical Electronic Technology Conference, ICMET 2015 - Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 30 Nov 2015 → …

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OtherInnovation and Commercialization of Medical Electronic Technology Conference, ICMET 2015
CountryMalaysia
CityShah Alam, Selangor
Period30/11/15 → …

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Keywords

  • Communication apprehension
  • Communicative activities
  • Engineering students
  • Oral communication skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Rahman, N. A. B. A., & Maarof, N. (2016). The effects of communicative activities in reducing engineering students' communication apprehension in Polytechnic. In Proceedings - 2015 Innovation and Commercialization of Medical Electronic Technology Conference, ICMET 2015 (pp. 87-93). [7449579] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMETC.2015.7449579

The effects of communicative activities in reducing engineering students' communication apprehension in Polytechnic. / Rahman, Nurul Ajleaa Binti Abdul; Maarof, Nooreiny.

Proceedings - 2015 Innovation and Commercialization of Medical Electronic Technology Conference, ICMET 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 87-93 7449579.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rahman, NABA & Maarof, N 2016, The effects of communicative activities in reducing engineering students' communication apprehension in Polytechnic. in Proceedings - 2015 Innovation and Commercialization of Medical Electronic Technology Conference, ICMET 2015., 7449579, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 87-93, Innovation and Commercialization of Medical Electronic Technology Conference, ICMET 2015, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, 30/11/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMETC.2015.7449579
Rahman NABA, Maarof N. The effects of communicative activities in reducing engineering students' communication apprehension in Polytechnic. In Proceedings - 2015 Innovation and Commercialization of Medical Electronic Technology Conference, ICMET 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. p. 87-93. 7449579 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMETC.2015.7449579
Rahman, Nurul Ajleaa Binti Abdul ; Maarof, Nooreiny. / The effects of communicative activities in reducing engineering students' communication apprehension in Polytechnic. Proceedings - 2015 Innovation and Commercialization of Medical Electronic Technology Conference, ICMET 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 87-93
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