Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety (PRPSA)

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Author of Tool: 

McCroskey, J. C.

Key references: 

McCroskey, J. C. (1970) . Measures of communication-bound anxiety. Speech Monographs, 37, 269-277.

Primary use / Purpose: 

Measures public speaking as a form of self reported communication apprehension.

Background: 

This measure was developed as a part of a continuing research program investigating the effects of systematic desensitization on communication apprehension. The Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety Scale (PRPSA)  is an excellent measure for research which centers on public speaking anxiety, but is an inadequate measure of the broader communication apprehension construct.

Psychometrics: 

The scale is reliable (alpha estimates >.90) . For full psychometric details see: McCroskey, J. C. (1970) . Measures of communication-bound anxiety. Speech Monographs, 37, 269-277. 

Keywords: 

Files: 

PDF iconPRPSA Scale and Instructions

Web link to tool: 

https://www.jamescmccroskey.com/measures/prpsa.htm

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.522

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