Student reticence and oral testing : a Hong Kong study of willingness to communicate

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Abstract

The concept of willingness to communicate (WTC) is established in the United States but less understood elsewhere. This study tests the appropriateness of WTC (McCroskey & Richmond, 1987) in Hong Kong against a background of an increased importance of oral tests which may disadvantage reticent students. The study concludes that the instrument is generally workable in Hong Kong. A preliminary WTC norm is established at 40–45. It also concludes that this norm is low compared to other nationality groups and expresses features that may define a Hong Kong style of oral communication, specifically, a disinclination for dyadic communication.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-169
Number of pages8
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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