Effects of Stage Fright on Performance of Grade 12 Performing Arts Students in Bestlink College of the Philippines
Keywords:stage fright, performance
One of the largest problems in performing is stage fright. Professional or not, stage fright can lead performers to be in their worst state. Researchers have decided to determine how stage fright affects the performance of Grade 12 Performing Arts students in Bestlink College of the Philippines. This research used quantitative research and a descriptive method to describe the characteristics of a population being studied. The survey questionnaire was administered to 50Grade 12 Performing Arts students who were chosen using purposive sampling where every student has an equal chance to be chosen as a sample. The survey questionnaire was constructed to determine how stage fright affects the confidence, passion, and experience of the students with regard to performing. The results of the study in terms of confidence, passion, and experience strongly agreed. The male respondents had a weighted mean of 3.58, while the female respondents had 3.81, and both were verbally interpreted as strongly agree, which meant that stage fright affected the confidence of the students during performances. Male and female respondents had the same verbal interpretation of strongly agree and had a weighted mean of 3.54 and 3.51, respectively, which indicated stage fright affected the passion of the students during performances. Male respondents got 3.85 and female respondents got 3.73, with a verbal interpretation of strongly agree. Therefore, stage fright affects the experience of the students during performances. Based on the findings of the study and the conclusions that were drawn, the following recommendations were forwarded. The school management must provide seminars that would help students to overcome stage fright. Students must have a positive mindset and confidence in themselves; follow what your heart truly desires, and your experiences can help you to take opportunities someday. Experience is the best teacher; if you failed before, then learn from it.