Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety Annotated Bibliography

Document Type:Annotated Bibliography

Subject Area:Media

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A. , &Taylor, K. B. Comparisons of speech anxiety in basic public speaking courses: Are intensive or traditional semester courses better? Basic Communication Course Annual, 27 (13), 117-140. The authors discuss public speaking in the field of communication. 4 percent of the total number was male, and 49. 6 percent was female. The age of the participants in this study has not been defined. The instrument used to collect data is the Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety scale. It constituted of 34 statements and a five-point Linkert scale in which students could select strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, or strongly disagree. For instance, it can be published in Qualitative Research Reports in Communication. Karla M. H. , Joshua N. W. Moreover, the authors have employed Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety as a standard measure of public speaking with the aim to establish the effectiveness of the course in decreasing anxiety associated with speaking in public.

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Therefore, the variable is defined similarly to how other resources have described it. Concerning the data, the information of Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety variable in the topic list shows that the scale developed is concerned with communication apprehension. The article has studied different levels of public speaking anxiety among students enrolled in a standardized basic public speaking course at a midsized Midwestern University over the last four semesters. The sample size of the survey was 468, which consisted of 191 males and 273 females, and four students decided to participate in exchange for extra credit. 52 and mean 114. At the same time, the reliability coefficient for the post-test was 95 with the mean being 102. 19 and a standard deviation of 51. The conclusion has revealed that students who were enrolled in the course had significantly lower speaking anxiety after completing the course than they had when entering it.

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It was also concluded that female students had different levels of public speaking anxiety compared to males who enrolled in that class. It focuses on four main areas. The first one is to determine the factors contributing to students’ public speaking anxiety. The second one is to establish the extent to which gender differences affect PSA coupled with the time taken to prepare a speech. The third one to establish the extent to which different type of audiences affects the levels of public speaking anxiety. Lastly, the author aims to assess the pros and cons that are associated with learning public speaking course for one year. Also, the author conducted two focus group interviews and questions concerning the effects of gender as well as different audiences on their speeches were asked.

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Their comments were gathered and analyzed. In other studies of public speaking anxiety, factor analysis has been utilized. For instance, Bryman and Cramer (1990) suggest that after using a 34-item Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety scale, minimum data for factor analysis was fulfilled. Hence, factor analysis is an appropriate method for this kind of study. Westwick, J. Overcoming public speaking anxiety: practical applications for classroom instruction. Communication Studies and Theatre Faculty Publications, 3. http://openprairie. sdstate. Data about public speaking anxiety has been collected using desktop research. The author presupposes that he has shared a different perspective concerning effective procedures that help his students cope with their speaking anxiety. However, he asserts that his input is informed by the pieces of literature on public speaking anxiety reduction.

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