1. Present a talk to a group of strangers.

2. Talk with an acquaintance.

3. Talk in a large meeting of friends.

4. Talk in a small group of strangers.

5. Talk with a friend.

6. Talk in a large meeting of acquaintances.

7. Talk with a stranger.

8. Present a talk to a group of friends.

9. Talk in a small group of acquaintances.

10.Talk in a large meeting of strangers.

11.Talk in a small group of friends.

12.Present a talk to a group of acquaintances.

Public (alpha .72)‚ Meeting (alpha .68)‚ Group (alpha .67)‚ Dyad (alpha .44)‚ Stranger (alpha .87)‚ Acquaintance (alpha .84)‚ Friend (alpha .78)‚ Total (alpha .92)

Presume 0 = completely incompetent and 100 = competent.

Scoring: To compute the sub scores‚ add the percentages for the items indicated and divide the total by the number indicated below.

Public 1 + 8 + 12; divide by 3.

Meeting 3 + 6 + 10; divide by 3.

Group 4 + 9 + 11; divide by 3.

Dyad 2 + 5 + 7; divide by 3.

Stranger 1 + 4 + 7 + 10; divide by 4.

Acquaintance 2 + 6 + 9 + 12; divide by 4.

Friend 3 + 5 + 8 + 11; divide by 4.

To compute the total SPCC score‚ add the subscores for Stranger‚ Acquaintance‚ and Friend. Then‚ divide that total by 3.

This instrument can be found at: http://www.jamescmccroskey.com/measures/communication_competence.htm

McCroskey‚ J. C.‚ & McCroskey‚ L. L. (1988). Self-report as an approach to measuring communication competence. Communication Research Reports‚ 5‚ 108-113.