ERIC Number: EJ429659
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Child- or Adult-Directed Speech and Esteem: Effects on Performance and Arousal in Elderly Adults.
Bunce, Vicki L.; Harrison, David W.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v32 n2 p125-34 1991
Explored effects of speech type and esteem level on performance, physiological arousal level, and subsequent esteem in older adults (n=40). Results indicated that older adults performed difficult tasks better with clarified instructions given in attention-getting manner. Findings were contradictory to more intuitive accounts of child-directed speech negatively impacting self-esteem and performance in older adults. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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