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Communication attitude of stuttering adults

Tea Blažič (2013) Communication attitude of stuttering adults. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    The aim of the thesis was to research the attitude of adults who stutter on speech communication and to compare them to the attitude of those adults who don’t. In order to achieve it, BigCAT-SLO, a 35-item self-report test was translated, the original aim of which was to measure the speech-associated attitude of adults who stutter. BigCAT-SLO was verified by 27 adults who stutter who were, during the time of the research, in the diagnostic phase of the logopedic treatment. They represented a test group. 81 fluent adults who don’t stutter belonged in a control group. The difference in the attitude of both groups turned out to be statistically important. Furthermore, a statistically important connection between attitude on speech communication and the intensity of stuttering was determined. However, the sex and age of persons didn’t correlate significantly with the attitude. Considering the fact that most of the items of the BigCAT-SLO test turned out to be significantly discriminative and that the test was estimated at a high reliability coefficient, the BigCAT-SLO can be considered as a useful instrument for reaching decisions in the process of diagnosing as the therapy of those who stutter.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: BigCAT-SLO, stuttering, speech-associated attitude, adults who stutter
    Number of Pages: 64
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Martina OzbičMentor
    Mateja GačnikComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9656649)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 1545
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2013 13:21
    Last Modified: 20 Jun 2013 13:21
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1545

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