Comparative Study

| Published: April 20, 2019

Distress, Self-esteem and Public Speaking Anxiety among Teaching Faculty

Christene Faria ,

Masters student, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore India Google Scholar More about the auther

Vijaya R

Assistant Professor, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.008/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.008


Teachers engage in public speaking on a daily basis. However, this could be a source of anxiety to them. The present study aims at examining the relationship between distress and self- esteem on public speaking anxiety among the teaching faculty. The study comprised of a total sample of 100 teaching professionals including both males and females from schools or colleges. For this purpose Subjective Unit of Distress (Wolpe, 1969), Rosenberg Self- Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965) and Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety (McCroskey, 2013) was administered on the sample. The relationship between the three variables was understood through Spearman Rho’s Correlation. The results revealed that there exists a relation between distress and public speaking anxiety as opposed to self-esteem and public speaking anxiety. The current study would help them in identifying the role of distress and self- esteem on the anxiety level of public speaking. Awareness in this regard would help the teacher population to create strategies, either through self- development or organizational trainings, thus, enabling them to be more efficient and effective in their profession. 
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.008/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.008

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019