Teaching Speech Delivery Skills to Reduce Speech Anxiety

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dc.contributor.author Moore, Laura J. Bennett
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-04T20:32:25Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-04T20:32:25Z
dc.date.issued 1984-07
dc.identifier.other 1984 .B439
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/620
dc.description v, 37 leaves. Advisor: Margaret E. Lloyd. en
dc.description.abstract The problem. Speech anxiety is a common problem among college students. This can hurt the student academically, and could also continue to affect him or her in professional situations once out of school. Therefore, an economical program designed to teach speech skills and reduce their anxiety would be beneficial. Previous studies have focused on reducing speech anxiety without teaching speech skills, or have taught speech skills without recording their occurrence. Procedure. Instructions and behavioral rehearsal were used to teach speech anxious subjects speech delivery skills. Prior to and following each skill taught, a probe speech was conducted. Both objective measures of anxiety five (i.e. Timed Behavioral Checklist, duration of speech, and number of notes) and subjective measures of anxiety (i.e. Personal Report of Confidence as a Speaker) were recorded. In addition, the occurrence of the specific speech skills taught was recorded. Findinqs. Subjects increased their level of speech skills, and reported a decrease in anxiety. Only one of the subjects observable indicators of anxiety decreased. Conclusions. This program increased speech skills and decreased self-reported anxiety. In addition, the program took very little time for the subjects to complete. Recomendations. This program could be implemented economically at universities in order to provide help to speech anxious students. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University, School of Graduate Studies;1984
dc.subject Speech en
dc.subject Behavior modification en
dc.subject Oral communication--Study and teaching en
dc.title Teaching Speech Delivery Skills to Reduce Speech Anxiety en
dc.type Thesis en

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