Assessing the cross-cultural content validity of the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension scale (PRCA-24)

Charles B. Pribyl, James A. Keaten, Masahiro Sakamoto, Fusako Koshikawa

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Despite its popularity in the USA, the most common communication apprehension (CA) measurement scale, the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension scale (PRCA-24), has been used in just three studies in Japan. Further, validity analyses have not been reported for Japanese samples. This article attempts to analyze the content validity of the PRCA-24 on Japanese college students. Results indicate that the PRCA-24 may be of use in determining some, but not all, types of CA among Japanese students. Suggestions for future CA research in Japan are offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-53
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Psychological Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Mar



  • Communication apprehension
  • Content validity
  • Cross-cultural
  • Gender
  • PRCA-24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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