Performance and interaction anxiety: Specific relationships with other- and self-evaluation concerns

Julie N. Hook, David P. Valentiner, Jill Connelly

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Abstract

This study examines whether performance anxiety (PA) is specifically associated with other-evaluation concerns and interaction anxiety (IA) with self-evaluation concerns. Individuals with public speaking fears and high levels of PA or IA were distinguishable from nonanxious controls on measures taken during a public speaking challenge. In addition, high PA individuals exhibited more observer-rated negative speech characteristics in an Other-Evaluation condition compared to a Self-Evaluation condition, but high IA individuals and nonanxious individuals did not. These results provide some evidence for the distinctiveness of these dimensions of social anxiety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-216
Number of pages14
JournalAnxiety, Stress and Coping
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • interaction anxiety
  • performance anxiety
  • social anxiety
  • speech behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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