Defense Date

7-14-2003

Graduation Date

2003

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MS

Department

Pharmacy Administration

School

School of Pharmacy

Committee Chair

Shane P. Desselle

Committee Member

Vincent Giannetti

Keywords

consensus, fear of negative evaluation, paradigm development, pharmacy education, pharmacy subdisciplines, speech disfluency

Abstract

This study compared speech disfluency rates within five subdisciplines of pharmacy to estimate their paradigm development, and identified alternative factors associated with differing rates. Rates were observed in randomly selected courses. Lecturers completed a modified version of the Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation survey and a self-rated anxiety measure. Ten percent of recordings were randomly selected for analysis by two judges to determine inter-reliability. An ANCOVA was conducted on the frequency of lecture disfluencies, with the frequency of interview disfluencies serving as the covariate. The overall mean disfluency rate in lectures was 2.11 disfluencies/minute. Average dislfuency rates among the five subdisciplines ranged from 1.28 to 2.74. It does not appear that type of discipline (even after controlling for subjects' natural disfluency rates), self-rated anxiety, fear of negative evaluation or other alternative factors affect dislfuency rates in the classroom.

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PDF

Language

English

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