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dc.contributor.authorGallego, Ana
dc.contributor.authorMcHugh, Louise
dc.contributor.authorVillatte, Matthieu
dc.contributor.authorLappalainen, Raimo
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-16T10:33:31Z
dc.date.available2020-04-16T10:33:31Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationGallego, A., McHugh, L., Villatte, M., & Lappalainen, R. (2020). Examining the relationship between public speaking anxiety, distress tolerance and psychological flexibility. <i>Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science</i>, <i>16</i>, 128-133. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2020.04.003" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2020.04.003</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_35226796
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68562
dc.description.abstractPublic speaking is an important skill for university students to learn and practice as they progress through education and into their careers. However, individuals often avoid facing public speaking, as they lack the skills to cope with the anxiety that arises when speaking in front of others. The current study aimed to investigate the relationship between public speaking anxiety, distress tolerance, and psychological flexibility. A sample of 95 college students completed psychological flexibility measures and self-ratings of public speaking anxiety before and after a public speaking challenge. A behavioral index of public speaking distress tolerance (i.e., speech duration) was also recorded. The results showed that self-reported public speaking anxiety correlates significantly with a number of aspects of psychological flexibility (i.e., openness to experiences, self-perspective skills, and cognitive fusion). These findings suggest that openness to experiences is a key factors in developing interventions to cope with self-reported public speaking anxiety for undergraduate students. However, if we want to increase speech duration as a behavioral index of distress tolerance, training skills related to behavioral awareness and valued actions might be more relevant. The results are discussed in terms of their relevance to the development of public speaking interventions for university students.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Contextual Behavioral Science
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.otherpublic speaking anxiety
dc.subject.othersocial anxiety
dc.subject.otherpsychological flexibility
dc.subject.otherdistress tolerance
dc.subject.otherspeech challenge
dc.subject.otherbehavioral assessment task
dc.titleExamining the relationship between public speaking anxiety, distress tolerance and psychological flexibility
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202004162785
dc.contributor.laitosPsykologian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Psychologyen
dc.contributor.oppiainePsykologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiainePsychologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange128-133
dc.relation.issn2212-1447
dc.relation.volume16
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2020 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
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dc.subject.ysoahdistus
dc.subject.ysoesiintyminen
dc.subject.ysostressinhallinta
dc.subject.ysopuhe (puhuminen)
dc.subject.ysoesiintymispelko
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p4621
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6038
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p14804
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2492
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p19677
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1016/j.jcbs.2020.04.003
jyx.fundinginformationThe study was supported by Student Life, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.


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