Jobs, sex, love and lifestyle

When nonstutterers assume the roles of stutterers

Jianliang Zhang, Tim Saltuklaroglu, Monica Hough, Joseph Kalinowski

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Abstract

This study assessed the impact of stuttering via a questionnaire in which fluent individuals were asked to assume the mindset of persons who stutter (PWS) in various life aspects, including vocation, romance, daily activities, friends/social life, family and general lifestyle. The perceived impact of stuttering through the mind's eyes of nonstutterers is supposed to reflect respondents' abilities to impart 'theory of mind' in addressing social penalties related to stuttering. Method: Ninety-one university students answered a questionnaire containing 56 statements on a 7-point Likert scale. Forty-four participants (mean age = 20.4, SD = 4.4) were randomly selected to assume a stuttering identity and 47 respondents (mean age = 20.5, SD = 3.1) to assume their normally fluent identity. Results: Significant differences between groups were found in more than two thirds of items regarding employment, romance, and daily activities, and in fewer than half of items regarding family, friend/social life, and general life style (p <0.001). Conclusions: The social penalties associated with stuttering appear to be apparent to fluent individuals, especially in areas of vocation, romance, and daily activities, suggesting that nonstuttering individuals, when assuming the role of PWS, are capable of at least temporarily feeling the negative impact of stuttering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
JournalFolia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN

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Jobs, sex, love and lifestyle : When nonstutterers assume the roles of stutterers. / Zhang, Jianliang; Saltuklaroglu, Tim; Hough, Monica; Kalinowski, Joseph.

In: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, Vol. 61, No. 1, 01.04.2009, p. 18-23.

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Zhang, Jianliang ; Saltuklaroglu, Tim ; Hough, Monica ; Kalinowski, Joseph. / Jobs, sex, love and lifestyle : When nonstutterers assume the roles of stutterers. In: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica. 2009 ; Vol. 61, No. 1. pp. 18-23.
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