Audience Size and Variations in Stuttering Behavior This study investigated the effects of variations in audience size on stuttering frequency and adaptation of stuttering. Twenty-five stutterers were divided into an Increasing and a Decreasing audience size group. Subjects in both groups read in both an experimental and a control condition. Stuttering adaptation was reduced as the size ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1964
Audience Size and Variations in Stuttering Behavior
 
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  • Gerald M. Siegel
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • David Haugen
    Mankato State College, Mankato, Minnesota
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1964
Audience Size and Variations in Stuttering Behavior
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1964, Vol. 7, 381-388. doi:10.1044/jshr.0704.381
History: Received May 18, 1964
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1964, Vol. 7, 381-388. doi:10.1044/jshr.0704.381
History: Received May 18, 1964

This study investigated the effects of variations in audience size on stuttering frequency and adaptation of stuttering. Twenty-five stutterers were divided into an Increasing and a Decreasing audience size group. Subjects in both groups read in both an experimental and a control condition. Stuttering adaptation was reduced as the size of the audience increased. The data concerning the Decreasing treatment are more equivocal. A substantial negative correlation was found between initial frequency of stuttering and stuttering adaptation.

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