Definition of Communication Apprehension

Communication apprehension (CA) is the fear or anxiety associated with the real or expected conversation with another person or persons as defined by McCroskey. Though some people want to communicate with others, have different ideas and thoughts but they have fear or anxiety to communicate/share with others.


Communication apprehension is also developed by people who lack communication skills or their communication is ethnically or culturally different from local people. Many people who developed communication apprehension are neither unskilled nor different from other people in general culture.

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