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Psychometric Properties of the Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety (PRPSA) in a Sample of University Students in Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Clinical psychology. Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, ISSN 1937-1209, E-ISSN 1937-1217, Vol. 11, no 4, p. 421-433Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Existing measures for examining fear of public speaking are somewhat limited in content and there is a need for scales that assess a broader area including cognitive, behavioral, and physiological dimensions of the fear. This study examined the psychometric properties of the Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety (PRPSA) in a sample of university students (n, 273). Participants completed the PRPSA and measures of depression, social and general anxiety, and quality of life. A reduced version of the PRPSA, the PRPSA-18, was found to demonstrate satisfactory internal consistency as well as discriminant and convergent validity. The PRPSA-18 was associated with two solid factors, “Anticipatory anxiety and physiological symptoms during speech performance,” and “Lack of control during speech performance.” A PRPSA-18 score of 58 was found to discriminate participants with higher and lower fear of public speaking. It is concluded that the shorter and more easily administered PRPSA-18 is a credible option for assessing fear of public speaking among university students.

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2018. Vol. 11, no 4, p. 421-433
Keywords [en]
fear of public speaking, Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety (PRPSA), psychometric properties
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-163244DOI: 10.1007/s41811-018-0022-0ISI: 000452049700004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-163244DiVA, id: diva2:1272121
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2019-01-07Bibliographically approved

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