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ERIC Number: EJ949067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0094-730X
The "Public Opinion Survey of Human Attributes-Stuttering" (POSHA-S): Summary Framework and Empirical Comparisons
St. Louis, Kenneth O.
Journal of Fluency Disorders, v36 n4 p256-261 Dec 2011
Purpose: The "Public Opinion Survey of Human Attributes-Stuttering" ("POSHA-S") was developed to make available worldwide a standard measure of public attitudes toward stuttering that is practical, reliable, valid, and translatable. Mean data from past field studies as comparisons for interpretation of "POSHA-S" results are reported. Method: Means for "POSHA-S" items (converted to -100 to +100 scales), components comprising clusters of items, subscores comprising clusters of components, and Overall Stuttering Scores comprising two subscores for stuttering were generated from 64 samples, totaling 2876 respondents who completed experimental versions of the "POSHA-S." Discussion: Lowest, highest, and median sample values, which vary with the addition of new sample data to the growing "POSHA-S" database archive, provide points of comparison for any potential sample rather than predetermined values. Conclusions: The final "POSHA-S," together with an ongoing and growing archive, can provide increasingly meaningful comparisons for stakeholders measuring public attitudes toward stuttering. Educational objectives: (1) Describe the subscores and components of the "POSHA-S," (2) describe the Overall Stuttering Score of the "POSHA-S," and (3) describe the format for interpretation of the "POSHA-S." (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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