Cultural influences on attitudes toward speech disorders: aos, dysarthria, and stuttering

Kumar, Hannah (2015) Cultural influences on attitudes toward speech disorders: aos, dysarthria, and stuttering. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In a multicultural country like Malaysia, culture is an important element that has great influences on the people's attitudes and behavior significantly. Therefore, a multicultural population in which the prevalence of speech disorders is on the rise may have various attitudes toward these disorders and the individuals with these disorders. Consequently, this study was conducted among UNIMAS students with Malaysian citizenship to see if there were any differences in attitudes toward three speech disorders, namely AOS, dysarthria, and stuttering, based on their various cultural groups. Data was collected via questionnaires that measured the attitudes of respondents based on a 5 point Likert scale. One-Way Analysis of . Variance (ANOVA) in SPSS was used to analyze the data in order to determine if differences did exist. Findings showed that attitudes toward speech disorders did not vary according to culture in this subpopulation. In addition, data analysis indicated that respondents generally have positive attitudes toward speech disorders. Improvements like expanding the population under study and using qualitative measures to measure attitudes should be employed in future research to obtain more accurate and representative findings. To conclude, different cultures do not affect Malaysian university students' attitudes toward speech disorders.

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural influences, attitudes toward speech disorders, ethnicity, language groups, hometowns, AOS, dysarthria, stuttering, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 06:57
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 06:57
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12146

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