Bullying in Children and Teenagers Who Stutter and the Relation to Self-Esteem, Social Acceptance, and Anxiety This study examined the relationship of bullying to self-esteem and anxiety in children and teenagers who stutter. Bullying in 59 children and teenagers who stutter was assessed using a newly-developed questionnaire, the Bullying Assessment. Additionally, the participants completed the Harter Self-Perception questionnaire, and an adapted version of the State-Trait-Anxiety Inventory. ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2014
Bullying in Children and Teenagers Who Stutter and the Relation to Self-Esteem, Social Acceptance, and Anxiety
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Susanne Cook
    Division of Psychology and Language Science, University College London, London, England
  • Peter Howell
    Division of Psychology and Language Science, University College London, London, England
  • Disclosures: Financial: Susanne Cook and Peter Howell have no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Disclosures: Financial: Susanne Cook and Peter Howell have no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Part of the information has been presented as a poster at the ASHA 2013 conference in Chicago, IL.
    Nonfinancial: Part of the information has been presented as a poster at the ASHA 2013 conference in Chicago, IL.×
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Article   |   December 01, 2014
Bullying in Children and Teenagers Who Stutter and the Relation to Self-Esteem, Social Acceptance, and Anxiety
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, December 2014, Vol. 24, 46-57. doi:10.1044/ffd24.2.46
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, December 2014, Vol. 24, 46-57. doi:10.1044/ffd24.2.46

This study examined the relationship of bullying to self-esteem and anxiety in children and teenagers who stutter. Bullying in 59 children and teenagers who stutter was assessed using a newly-developed questionnaire, the Bullying Assessment. Additionally, the participants completed the Harter Self-Perception questionnaire, and an adapted version of the State-Trait-Anxiety Inventory. A significant correlation was found between bullying and the peer-related self-perception and state anxiety in a shop. The analysis was then repeated for two different age groups (children and teenagers) to assess whether or not there were differences over ages. For children, a relation between bullying and self-esteem was found, whereas for teenagers there was a relation between bullying and state anxiety. Clinical implications discuss strategies how to deal with bullying and highlight the importance of in-vivo-training and working on self-confidence.

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