Communication Faculty Publications

Title

Conceptualizing Positive and Negative Experiences and Responses in the Basic Communication Course

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

Journal Title

Basic Communication Course Annual

ISSN

2473-4004

Volume

30

First Page

147

Last Page

171

Abstract

The present study used qualitative analysis of 259 students’ positive and negative experiences in the basic course and the ways in which they responded to these events. Students described four negative experiences: poor academic performance, time management, communication apprehension, and teacher driven challenges and four positive experiences: relational, growth, and presentation success. Students responded to these negative experiences using behavioral change, support seeking, doing nothing, and responded to positive experiences using emotive responses, communication with others, engaging in celebrating activities, applying skills, and lacking celebration.

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