International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Visual Imagery and Public Speaking Apprehension in South Korea
Brian L. Heuett

Abstract
This study was designed to determine whether high public speaking apprehensive (PSA) students and low public speaking apprehensive (PSA) students in South Korea visualized themselves differently in a public speaking environment. Results indicated that high PSA South Korean students experienced less vivid imagery, were less likely to envision themselves more positively and were less in control than low PSA South Korean students. These findings are similar to those found with students in the United States and in India. The pragmatic and theoretical implications of these findings are discussed.

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