An Initial Exploration of Students’ Mindsets, Attitudes, and Beliefs About Public Speaking

Craig O. Stewart, John R. McConnell, Lori A. Stallings, Rod Roscoe

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Abstract

This study investigated how students’ implicit theory that public speaking abilities can be developed and improved (i.e., growth mindset) was related to their apprehension, perceived competence, and beliefs regarding public speaking. Growth mindset was associated with lower apprehension and higher self-perceived competence. Growth mindset was also associated with the belief that public speaking involves reflection, revision, and adapting to one’s audience rather than merely transmitting information. Correlations were consistent with hypotheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-185
Number of pages6
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2017

Keywords

  • Beliefs
  • Instruction
  • Mindset
  • Public Speaking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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