Investigating Stuttering Attitude Change of Middle School Students in a Rural Appalachian School
Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling & Counseling Psychology
Kenneth O St Louis
Norman J Lass
Dennis M Ruscello
Effects of the Stuttering: For Kids, By Kids video on stuttering attitudes was investigated with middle school students in a rural Appalachian middle school in West Virginia. Participants completed the Public Opinion Survey of Human Attributes-Stuttering (POSHA-S) before (PRE) and immediately after watching the video (POST1) to measure attitude change following the intervention. The participants again completed the POSHA-S one month later (POST2) to determine the stability of their attitudes. Tabular and graphic comparisons were generated for each of the three administrations of the POSHA-S. For PRE versus POST1 and POST1 versus POST2 analyses, individual item and combined item ratings of the POSHA-S for all the conditions were compared using paired t tests for dependent samples with the Bonferroni correction. Results indicated minimal change after watching the video but indicated stability of middle school students' attitudes.
Kuhn, Chelsea D., "Investigating Stuttering Attitude Change of Middle School Students in a Rural Appalachian School" (2015). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 6020.