Training the butterflies to fly in formation: cataloguing student fears about public speaking

Luke LeFebvre, Leah E. LeFebvre, Mike Allen

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    Abstract

    This study catalogues student (N = 828) self-described fears related to public speaking. Specifically, this investigation adds to the knowledge of public speaking anxiety through an initial inductive analysis of students’ fears about public speaking and a second analysis (of different data) to authenticate emergent categories. Resulting categories included both internal and external fears about public speaking, providing meaningful implications for teaching and learning within the introductory communication course.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)348-362
    Number of pages15
    JournalCommunication Education
    Volume67
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 3 2018

    Keywords

    • introductory communication course
    • public speaking
    • public speaking anxiety
    • speaking fear

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