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- Differential relations between heart rate and skin conductance, and public speaking anxiety
- Croft, Rodney J.; Gonsalvez, Craig J.; Gander, Joanne; Lechem, Lisa; Barry, Robert J.
- The present pilot study tested whether the lack of consistent findings of relations between autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity and non-clinical levels of public speaking anxiety (PSA) can be explained by methodology. An ambulatory protocol was utilised to test whether the interaction of belief structure with each of an undergraduate student speaker's heart rate and skin conductance level predicted state speech anxiety better than their linear summation. Results suggest that in a non-clinical population, the interaction of ANS activity and belief structure is an important determinant of PSA, and may account for variable findings in the literature.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. Brain Sciences Institute
- Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Vol. 35, no. 3 (Sept. 2004), pp. 259-271
- Publication year
- Public speaking anxiety; Anxiety; Heart rate; Skin conductance
- Pergamon-Elsevier Science
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Peer reviewed