Date of Award
Master of Arts
All subjects were selected from introductory speech classes at the University of Richmond. A public speaking fear survey was given to all students at the beg inning of the semester. Construct validity of this survey has been established by discriminating anxious from non- anxious people. Students scoring above the median were invited to participate in a workshop on dealing with the stress of public speaking. Subjects who accepted the invitation were assigned to one of four groups: stress inoculation with education (Combination) , stress inoculation without education (Skills only), education without stress inoculation (Education only), or a no treatment control (NTC). The assignments were made according to the subjects' schedules.
Hadfield, Robert Steven, "The contribution of an educational phase to the stress inoculation of anxiety" (1978). Master's Theses. 425.