Author

Megan Lundeen

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 investigate listeners' perceptions of two speakers during a job interview. College students were asked to rate two speakers; aperson who stuttered and a person who was fluent during a videotaped job interview.The results of this study suggested that although the subjects noticed the speech difficulties of the candidate who stuttered and thought her to be nervous, they did not perceive the speaker who stuttered to be less competent for the job. The candidate who stuttered was rated in a comparable range to the fluent candidate on questions of competency and employment.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

23 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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