Teaching assistant anxiety and coping strategies in the classroom

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Abstract

This study examined anxiety in new graduate teaching assistants, the coping strategies they plan to use to deal with their anxiety, and the relationships of coping strategy plans with their anxieties. Study results indicated a negative relationship between TA communication apprehension and the likelihood to use visualization, and the likelihood to seek help from mentors. TA state anxiety and likelihood of using systematic desensitization were negatively correlated as well. Positive correlations were found between TA teaching anxiety and likelihood to spend time preparing material and preparing delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-89
Number of pages9
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2003

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