The Personal Report of Confidence as a Speaker (PRCS) is a commonly used measure in treatment and research literature to assess people's fear of public speaking. Despite its frequent usage, limited psychometric data has been published in the last 20 years. Our primary aim was to examine the item factor structure of the PRCS and to see if item elimination could result in a more psychometrically sound measure. We examined the reliability and validity of both the original and shorter variants. From our analyses, we offer a 12-item version that we believe will have both clinical and research utility.
- Public speaking
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