The relationship between speaking-related and social anxiety in adults who stutter

Randy Panzarino, Martine Vanryckeghem, Tim Vestner

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Adults who stutter (AWS) are predisposed to experience negative affective states, including, but not limited to, social and speaking-related anxiety. While research has clearly documented that AWS experience these phobias, prevalence data vary, and the link between these constructs is not fully clear. The current investigation sought to shed light on the relationship between speaking-related anxiety and social phobia, exploring construct validity for the scales used while determining prevalence of these symptoms. Forty-one percent of AWS met clinical thresholds for social anxiety disorder. Measures of speaking-related and social phobia were significantly and positively correlated, while not related to an agoraphobia scale. These data corroborate construct validity of test instruments used and add sound prevalence-related data to the literature base.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event2022 ASHA Convention - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 17 Nov 202219 Nov 2022

Academic conference

Academic conference2022 ASHA Convention
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
OtherThe ASHA Convention is the premier annual professional education event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Bringing together approximately 15,000 attendees, the Convention provides unparalleled opportunities to hear the latest research and gain new skills and resources to advance your career.
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  • Stuttering
  • Social Anxiety


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