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.
|Publication status||Published - 17 Nov 2022|
|Event||2022 ASHA Convention - New Orleans, United States|
Duration: 17 Nov 2022 → 19 Nov 2022
|Academic conference||2022 ASHA Convention|
|Period||17/11/22 → 19/11/22|
|Other||The 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.|
- Social Anxiety