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ERIC Number: EJ917059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9924
Investigating Personality in Stuttering: Results of a Case Control Study Using the NEO-FFI
Bleek, Benjamin; Montag, Christian; Faber, Jennifer; Reuter, Martin
Journal of Communication Disorders, v44 n2 p218-222 Mar-Apr 2011
A recent study by Iverach et al. ("Journal of Communication Disorders," 2010) compared persons who stutter with two normative samples in the context of the five-factor model of personality measured by the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI). Persons who stutter were characterized by higher "Neuroticism," lower "Conscientiousness" and lower "Agreeableness" scores in contrast to the normative data from an Australian and a United States sample. Moreover, the authors report that the scores on all five personality dimensions in the stuttering group were within those of the normative samples. A shortcoming of the Iverach et al. study is the lack of a matched control group. In the present study we compared persons who stutter with a control group matched to age and gender. Furthermore, none of the controls had a history of personal and family stuttering. The findings with respect to "Neuroticism" could be replicated in our sample. But in contrast to Iverach et al. we found higher "Conscientiousness" and "Agreeableness" scores in persons who stutter compared to the control group. Learning outcomes: The reader of the present study will learn that elevated "Neuroticism" scores can be observed in persons who stutter across cultures such as Germany or Australia. With respect to other personality dimensions such as "Conscientiousness" or "Agreeableness" the picture is much more difficult. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: NEO Five Factor Inventory