Primary school teachers' opinions and attitudes towards stuttering in two socio-economic quintiles within the Western Cape

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Kathard, Harsha en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Harty, Michal en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Abrahams, Kristen en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-30T13:10:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-30T13:10:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Abrahams, K. 2015. Primary school teachers' opinions and attitudes towards stuttering in two socio-economic quintiles within the Western Cape. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15460
dc.description Inlcudes bibliographical references en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Teachers form an important part of the multidisciplinary team as one of main communication intervention partners for children who stutter (CWS). Teachers' attitudes towards stuttering are therefore important as attitudes are likely to influence behaviour. Through determining their attitudes as well as examining the factors influencing their attitudes, speech - language therapists will be able to develop and implement professional development programmes specifically tailored for teachers, if needed. The primary aim of the study is to describe primary school teachers' attitudes toward stuttering related to their beliefs, reactions and classroom management strategies. Furthermore, it compares South African teachers' attitudes to the Public Opinion of Human Attributes – Stuttering (POSHA-S) database archive. As a secondary aim, the study explores the association between selected demographic factors and participants' attitudes toward stuttering. A quantitative, cross - sectional survey design was used. The POSHA-S was administered to a cluster randomised sample of 469 participant s in two education districts in the Western Cape. The results indicated an overall positive attitude toward stuttering. The attitudes of the South African sample were slightly more positive compared with the samples in current POSHA-S database. Analysis of the selected demographic factors revealed significant results for the teaching – related factors: quintile and years of teaching experience, and for personal factors: gender, first language, familiarity and age. The implications of these data for planning professional development programmes specifically tailored for the South African context are discussed. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Speech-Language Pathology en_ZA
dc.title Primary school teachers' opinions and attitudes towards stuttering in two socio-economic quintiles within the Western Cape en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Abrahams, K. (2015). <i>Primary school teachers' opinions and attitudes towards stuttering in two socio-economic quintiles within the Western Cape</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15460 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Abrahams, Kristen. <i>"Primary school teachers' opinions and attitudes towards stuttering in two socio-economic quintiles within the Western Cape."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15460 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Abrahams K. Primary school teachers' opinions and attitudes towards stuttering in two socio-economic quintiles within the Western Cape. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2015 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15460 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Abrahams, Kristen AB - Teachers form an important part of the multidisciplinary team as one of main communication intervention partners for children who stutter (CWS). Teachers' attitudes towards stuttering are therefore important as attitudes are likely to influence behaviour. Through determining their attitudes as well as examining the factors influencing their attitudes, speech - language therapists will be able to develop and implement professional development programmes specifically tailored for teachers, if needed. The primary aim of the study is to describe primary school teachers' attitudes toward stuttering related to their beliefs, reactions and classroom management strategies. Furthermore, it compares South African teachers' attitudes to the Public Opinion of Human Attributes – Stuttering (POSHA-S) database archive. As a secondary aim, the study explores the association between selected demographic factors and participants' attitudes toward stuttering. A quantitative, cross - sectional survey design was used. The POSHA-S was administered to a cluster randomised sample of 469 participant s in two education districts in the Western Cape. The results indicated an overall positive attitude toward stuttering. The attitudes of the South African sample were slightly more positive compared with the samples in current POSHA-S database. Analysis of the selected demographic factors revealed significant results for the teaching – related factors: quintile and years of teaching experience, and for personal factors: gender, first language, familiarity and age. The implications of these data for planning professional development programmes specifically tailored for the South African context are discussed. DA - 2015 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Primary school teachers' opinions and attitudes towards stuttering in two socio-economic quintiles within the Western Cape TI - Primary school teachers' opinions and attitudes towards stuttering in two socio-economic quintiles within the Western Cape UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15460 ER - en_ZA


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