Classroom Anxiety Measure

Author of Tool: 

Richmond, V. P.

Key references: 

Richmond, V. P., Wrench, J. S., & Gorham, J.(2001).Communication, affect, and learning in the classroom. Acton, MA: Tapestry Press  

Primary use / Purpose: 

This instrument can be used to measure a student's anxiety in the classroom.

Background: 

The Classroom Anxiety Measure (CAM) is based on Richmond's Situational Communication Apprehension Measure developed by McCroskey and Richmond (1982, 1985) to measure state communication apprehension in any context.  

Psychometrics: 

You can expect an alpha reliability on this measure of about .90. For more information on psychometric properties of instrument see Richmond, V. P., Wrench, J. S., & Gorham, J.(2001).Communication, affect, and learning in the classroom. Acton, MA: Tapestry Press.

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