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ERIC Number: ED546986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 87
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2675-1652-7
The Effect of a High School Speech Course on Public Speaking Anxiety for Students in a College-Level Public Speaking Class
Johnson, Karen Hill
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Trevecca Nazarene University
Literature suggested public speaking is American's most feared activity. Additionally, the public speaking curriculum was removed from the K-12 school system after 2001. This study aimed to examine the effect of previous public speaking instruction, public speaking extra-curricular activity, gender, and self-esteem on public speaking anxiety for students in a college-level public speaking course. Results indicated students with prior instruction or public speaking extra-curricular experience will have lower levels of public speaking anxiety. No significant difference was found with regard to gender and self-esteem as moderators on previous public speaking instruction. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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