Me, My Stuttering, and Them! Effect of Self-Disclosure of Stuttering on Listener Perception

Bajaj, Gagan and *, Malavika Anakkathil Anil and Varghese, Aiswarya and Bhat, Jayashree S. and Sheth, Pooja and hoode, Anjana (2017) Me, My Stuttering, and Them! Effect of Self-Disclosure of Stuttering on Listener Perception. Rehabilitation Process and Outcome, 6. pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

Purp ose : A common question encountered by speech-language pathologists while dealing with adults who stutter (AWS) is whether their disclosure of stuttering to listeners would change their perception. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of self-disclosure and speaker sex on adult listeners’ perceptions of simulated stuttering. Met hod: The study involved a group of 100 college students between the age range of 18 and 25 years, who judged the videotaped speech samples of 1 male and 1 female person, who simulated stuttering in disclosed and undisclosed state. The listener perception was evaluated through a questionnaire developed for the purpose. Res ults : The trends suggested that a female AWS possessed overall better listener perception as compared with male AWS in undisclosed condition and received better perception by listeners in more domains than male AWS in disclosed state. Concl usions: Listener perception seems to be a sex-specific phenomenon which gets affected by one’s disclosure about stuttering and the culture of the listeners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stuttering, self-disclosure, listener
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 06:20
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2017 06:20
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149765

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