Communication Apprehension and Competence Division

Interest Group Awards

Listed here are awards given by the Interest Group to its members. Interests Groups are smaller communities within NCA's large membership that provide a range of resources including networking opportunities, Annual Convention programming, leadership opportunities, awards, and specialized information dissemination channels, among others.

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Top Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2015 Chris R. Sawyer, “Individual Differences in Stress Reactivity and Recovery: A Component Analysis of Public Speaking State Anxiety Waveforms”
2015 Kevin T. Jones and Jeff Birdsell, “Embracing Opportunities to Change Lives: Teaching At-Risk High School Students Communication Competence Skills through Facework and Improved Self-Monitoring”
2015 Suzanne Prentiss, “Embracing Opportunities to Reduce Speech Anxiety in the Basic Course Classroom: Data analysis and implications for instructional initiatives”
2015 James Keaten, Lynne Kelly, and Diana M. Millette, “The Impact of Reticence on Usage of Text Messaging for Everyday Talk”
2014 Lynne Kelly, James Keaten, and Diane Millette, “The Impact of Reticence and Channel Usage on Small Talk Attitudes, Behavior, and Self-Perceived Competence”
2014 Heather Carmack and Jocelyn DeGroot, “Development and Validation of the Communication Apprehension about Death Scale”
2014 Michale Hazel and Chia-Fang Hsu, “Understanding Online Writing Apprehension: An Examination of Temperament, Motivation, Fear of Negative Evaluation and Self-Perceived Writing Competence”
2014 Joshua Westwick, Karla Hunter, and Laurie Haleta, “The Digital-Divide: Re-Examining Self-Perceived Communication Competency in Face-to-Face and Online Public Speaking Sections”
2012 Lynne Kelly, James Keaten, and Diane Millette, “’I’ll Text, Talk if I Must, but Don’t Expect Me to Meet with You!’: The Impact of Reticence and Fear of Negative Evaluation on Channel Choice”
2012 Michael Hazel, James Keaten and Lynne Kelly, “The Impact of Personality Temperament on Communication Reticence and Fear of Negative Evaluation”
2012 Stephen Croucher, Colleen Malachowski, and Melanie Booth-Butterfield, “An Exploration of Anxiety-provoking Discussion Topics in Interpersonal Relationships”

Top Article of the Year Award

Year Award Winner
2015 Charles W. Choi, James M. Honeycutt, and Graham D. Bodie “Effects of Imagined Interactions and Rehearsal on Speaking Performance,” Communication Education 64 (2015): 25-44
2014 Sandy Hsu

Outstanding Service Award

Year Award Winner
2014 Amber Finn