Psychiatr. Pol. 2015; 49(1): 95–105
Jan Chodkiewicz, Joanna Miniszewska
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Polska adaptacja Kwestionariusza Lęku przed Wystąpieniami Publicznymi
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The Polish Adaptation of the Public Speaking Anxiety Questionnaire
The aim of the study was the Polish adaptation of of the shortened Public Speaking Anxiety Questionnaire GFER by Spitznagel and co-workers.
GFER is a self-assessment method which consists of 16 statements and is designed to assess emotions, physiological reactions, and thoughts that appear in a situation of public speaking. GFER was used to examine 320 students from Lodz’s universities. The State/Trait Anxiety Inventory – STAI by Spielberger, The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale by Zigmunt and Snaith and TCI by Cloninger were also used.
The Polish version of GFER is a reliable and valid tool. The factor structure is similar to the original structure. As a result of the conducted analyses, there was obtained the 9-item version of the tool, which has a 2-factor structure – factor I: emotional and physiological reactions, factor II: worrying. The results obtained with GFER present a statistically significant correlation with other measures of anxiety and with the dimension of temperament: harm avoidance.
The obtained results indicate that GFER may be used in both scientific research and therapeutic practice.