ERIC Number: ED371419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Self-Confrontation and Public Speaking Apprehension: To Videotape or Not Videotape Student Speakers?
Newburger, Craig; And Others
A study examined the impact of self-confrontation (self-viewing of videotaped speeches) on student public speaking apprehension. Subjects, 112 undergraduate students enrolled in introductory public speaking classes who were confronted with their videotaped speeches (as post-performance feedback), did not experience a reduction in their public speaking apprehension, while 56 undergraduate subjects not so confronted did experience a significant reduction. Findings suggest that the experience of presenting several speeches before an audience appears to be the intervening variable that invoked the reduction in public speaking apprehension, while self-confrontation appears to inhibit this reduction. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (80th, New Orleans, LA, November 19-22, 1994).