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ERIC Number: EJ929005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0094-730X
Stuttering Severity and Educational Attainment
O'Brian, Sue; Jones, Mark; Packman, Ann; Menzies, Ross; Onslow, Mark
Journal of Fluency Disorders, v36 n2 p86-92 Jun 2011
Purpose: This study investigated the relationship between self-reported stuttering severity ratings and educational attainment. Method: Participants were 147 adults seeking treatment for stuttering. At pretreatment assessment, each participant reported the highest educational level they had attained and rated their typical and worst stuttering severity on a 9-point scale for a range of speaking situations. These included: (1) talking with a family member, (2) talking with a familiar person, not a family member, (3) talking in a group of people, (4) talking with a stranger, (5) talking with an authority figure such as a work manager or teacher, (6) talking on the telephone, (7) ordering food or drink, and (8) giving their name and address. Results: There was a significant negative relationship between highest educational achievement and mean self-reported stuttering severity rating for the eight situations. Conclusions: Future research is needed to investigate how this result should be addressed in educational institutions. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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