publication . Article . 2006

Communication apprehension and maths anxiety as barriers to communication and numeracy skills development in accounting and business education

Joyce, John; Hassall, Trevor; Arquero-Montano, Jose; Donoso-Anes, Jose Antonio;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: Emerald
Abstract
Purpose – To establish the existence of barriers to communication and numeracy skills development and to establish the levels of these exhibited by accounting and business students at the commencement of their courses in higher education.\ud Design/methodology/approach – Uses questionnaires to establish the levels of communication apprehension (CA) and maths anxiety (MA) in students at the commencement of their accounting and business courses in higher education. Establishes the underlying factors that are influential in\ud determining the levels of apprehension and anxiety in individual students. An analysis of the underlying demographic variables such as age, ...
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