An Investigation of Anxiety Factors During English Oral Presentation Skills of Engineering Undergraduates in Pakistan


  •  Muhammad Arif Soomro    
  •  Insaf Ali Siming    
  •  Syed Hyder Raza Shah    
  •  Mukhtiar Ali Rajper    
  •  Sadia Naz    
  •  Mansoor Ahmed Channa    

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the factors affecting oral presentation skills of undergraduate-learners of English that influence their academic performance which potentially can affect professional career. The study has used quantitative instrument as questionnaire partially adopted from McCroskey (1982) for data collection among 100 undergraduate-participants on factors affecting oral communication skills at one Public Sector University. Purposive sampling method was used since participants were selected on specific criteria of only first year engineering undergraduates. The data were analysed through SPSS, v.20 for obtaining percentage, mean, median, standard deviation, and standard error of mean to be measured. The findings revealed that oral presentation skills as the most problematic for engineering undergraduates. The results also revealed that the several factors affected engineering undergraduates’ oral presentations.



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