Author

Donna Lakier

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Schwartz, Howard D.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether identifying a speaker as a person who stutters influences a listener's perception about an individual's ability to perform a job. Forty- four male and female subjects examined two videotaped interview samples, where one of the interviews included an individual who stuttered. Subjects were instructed to rate the individuals on various traits, including speech characteristics, personality traits and competency related characteristics. Findings indicated that there was no difference in the perceptions of listeners between individuals who stutter and normally fluent individuals, except when it comes to speech related characteristics.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

26 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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