This study examines the impact of self-confrontation (self-viewing of videotaped speeches) on student public speaking apprehension. Subjects who were confronted with their videotaped speeches (as post-performance feedback) did not experience a reduction in their public speaking apprehension, while subjects who were not so confronted did experience a significant reduction. The experience of presenting several speeches before an audience appears to be the intervening variable that invoked the reduction in public speaking apprehension, while self-confrontation appears to inhibit this reduction.
Newburger, Craig; Brannon, Linda; and Daniel, Arlie
"Self-Confrontation and Public Speaking Apprehension: To Videotape or Not to Videotape Student Speakers?,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 6
, Article 18.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol6/iss1/18