The purpose of this study was to obtain data regarding how stutterers are perceived in Hispanic populations in order to identify whether stereotypes exist across cultures. This investigation was completed in order to repeat and amplify previously completed research projects that have used the Bipolar Semantic Scale and have revealed correlations between the presence of stuttering and negative feelings and reactions. University students were surveyed utilizing the Bipolar Semantic Scale which provides information regarding how stutterers are perceived. When comparing the findings of this project that deals primarily with Hispanic population to the previous studies that were completed on non-Hispanic populations, it was revealed that negative perceptions regarding persons who stutter and persons who do not stutter persist across populations. Individuals surveyed decidedly viewed stutterers with lower overall personality characteristics and lower sociability characteristics.
Crutchfield, Ruth, Xiaohui Wang, Ruth Crutchfield, and Xiaohui Wang. 2016. “The Perceptions of Stereotypes of People Who Stutter in Hispanic University Students.” Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders 1 (1): 36–41. https://doi.org/10.21849/cacd.2016.00045.
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