The variability of stuttering and influential factors

dc.contributorYoo, Hyunjoo
dc.contributorMalaia, Evguenia
dc.contributorGable, Philip
dc.contributor.advisorBuhr, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorSherbert, Kayla Jane
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-30T17:24:39Z
dc.date.available2020-09-30T17:24:39Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractStuttering is a disorder of speech fluency that is not well understood, in part due to its variable nature. Although a number of factors have been found to contribute to this variability, previous research has often been retrospective or experimental. In this study, forty-one college students completed a survey three times a day for at least two weeks. Each participant evaluated their experiences regarding their own speech fluency, affective state, and willingness to approach. It was expected that affective state would be associated with speech fluency as well as willingness to approach. The main finding of the study was that dimensions of affect (i.e., arousal and mood) were significantly associated with speech fluency, particularly in the morning compared to the afternoon or evening. Results are interpreted to suggest that the positive relation between speech fluency and affect could be outcomes of a common physiological state, a finding that could have important implications for fluency disorders such as stuttering.en_US
dc.format.extent40 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0003591
dc.identifier.otherSherbert_alatus_0004M_14092
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/6990
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectSpeech therapy
dc.titleThe variability of stuttering and influential factorsen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Communicative Disorders
etdms.degree.disciplineSpeech Language Pathology
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.levelmaster's
etdms.degree.nameM.S.
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