| Published: August 20, 2017
Public Speaking Anxiety in Relation to Different Demographic Factors
The present study was conducted to know the public speaking anxiety in relation to different demographic factors like gender, age, family type, residential type, educational level, socio-economic status. Descriptive method was used in the present study to obtain the pertinent and precise information. The sample of the study was 300 school and college students between the age group of 14-28years. Convenient sampling technique was used by the researchers for choosing the sample of the study. The objectives of the study was to investigate the gender differences, differences in age groups, educational streams in public speaking anxiety, socioeconomic levels, residential areas and family structures. Public Speaking Anxiety scale developed by Bortholomay and Houlihan (2016) was used for data collection. Investigators used quantitative technique – t-test and one way ANOVA for data analysis and for getting the results. The findings of the study revealed that that there is no significant gender difference, age difference, educational stream differences, residential differences in public speaking anxiety, and no differences also emerged in the family type of the students. However, there exists a significant difference in public speaking anxiety among students from different socioeconomic levels.
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© 2017 Kumar P, Kaur J & Thakur N
Received: June 27, 2017; Revision Received: August 09, 2017; Accepted: August 20, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017