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Level of self-confidence and communication anxiety among level I nursing students of Cebu Doctors' University: Program to reduce communication anxiety.


Regieline B. Caay,
Maria Khee L. Codilla,
Francis Paul Cyril C. Cuyno,
John Paul T. Ayson,
Flory Anne T. Mata,
Rosemay M. Olegario,
Ruby Jean Go

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College of Nursing - Cebu Doctors' University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Publication Date
October 2014


The purpose of our study was to determine the relationship between level of self-confidence and communication anxiety of the level I nursing students in Cebu Doctors' University: Program to Reduce Communication Anxiety. The objective of this study used a descriptive correlational research design. The study was conducted at Room 334 located in third floor of Cebu Doctors' University, North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City. There were 110 respondents of level I nursing students of Cebu Doctors' University who are enrolled in the academic year 2014-2015. The study utilized two standardized tools to determine if there was a relationship between the variables: Level of Self-Confidence and Communication Anxiety. The first tool used was "How Self-Confident are you?" by Albert Bandura. It was utilized to measure the level of self-confidence of the respondents. The second tool was the "Communication Anxiety Inventory," by Booth-Butterfield. This was utilized to measure the communication anxiety of the respondents. Handing-out inform consent for the parents of the respondents was done on the first interaction. The second interaction consisted of collecting the informed consent. The assent forms, together with the questionnaires, were distributed to the respondents during their break period. The data gathered were then collated, tabulated, statistically treated, analyzed and interpreted.

The profile of the respondents were outlined in the study which includes their gender, age, high school graduated from, experience in public speaking, language spoken at home and their reading habits. Self-Confidence had an average mean of 46.18 which was interpreted as moderate level of self-confidence. On the other hand, Communication had an average mean of 49.58, which was interpreted as moderate degree of anxiety. Based on the results of the regression analysis, as the communication anxiety decreases, self-confidence increase. However, the relationship has no significance and the null hypothesis was not rejected.

The results meant that there is no correlation between Level of Self-Confidence and Communication Anxiety. As an output of the study, a program was made based on the outcome of the study to reduce communication anxiety of selected students. Based on the findings, the researcher would like to recommend further studies about the same topic with more population and a wider scope of variables, and also the researchers would like to enhance the self-confidence, which will enable to them to reduce their communication anxiety thus becoming a more effective communicator.


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