This study explores the relationship between writing apprehension, rational academic beliefs and stress and coping behaviors in college students. Participants (N= 86) responded to a survey constructed from three pre-existing scales: the Writing Apprehension Test, the Academic Rational Beliefs Scale, and the Ways of Stress and Coping Scale. No correlations were indicated between writing apprehension and stress and coping behaviors. A low negative correlation was indicated between Writing Apprehension and beliefs pertaining to Evaluation of self-responsibility for academic work. A low positive correlation was indicated between Writing Apprehension and rational beliefs pertaining to Work Habits. Recommendations are offered toward enhancing communication between student and mentor in a remedial writing situation. Future opportunities for research are discussed.
Atkinson, Pat Barniak
"Exploring Correlations between Writing Apprehension, Academic Rational Beliefs, and Stress and Coping behaviors in College Students,"
Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association:
Vol. 2010, Article 1.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/nyscaproceedings/vol2010/iss1/1