Public Speaking Anxiety of Thai Undergraduates Comparing Online Presentation and Onsite Presentation

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Rati Mhuentoei


Speaking in public is an essential skill in employment and is expected to be a skill that new graduates can perform. Many universities have included public speaking classes in a learning curriculum as a compulsory or elective course. Many learners feel they are not capable and are afraid of making a presentation in public, especially in English. This research aims to study the factors and look at solutions used to solve public speaking anxiety (PSA) problems, exploring learners’ attitudes between online and onsite presentation. This research also explores how the script affects PSA as the script has been considered as an important factor in various studies since there are not many details about these issues. A mixed methodology was applied in this research to gain in-depth information. The quantitative part was conducted through a questionnaire while the qualitative part was conducted through in-depth interviews and classroom observation. The participants were 57 Thai undergraduate students who had enrolled in a public speaking course.

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