Hilary Fussell SiscoHilary Fussell Sisco
Assistant professor of public relations
Department of Public Relations, School of Communications

The Causal Relationship between Math Apprehension and Curricular Choices among Communication Students: An Experiment (2010 project)
This research analyzed the issue of math anxiety among communication students. Specifically, the study sought to test the causal relationship between math anxiety and the classes students would choose and professions they would consider. To test these hypotheses the study relied on the experimental research design. The study concluded that math apprehension did in fact have a strong influence on students' choice of classes and choice of their future professions.

This project was conducted with Alexander Laskin.

Conference Presentations

  • Laskin, A. and Fussell Sisco, H. 2010. The Causal Relationship between Math Apprehension and Curricular Choices among Communication Students: An Experiment. Public Relations Society of America Educators Academy, Washington, D.C., October, 2010. View the conference program (PDF)

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