The author would like to thank two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on an earlier version of this manuscript.
Stuttering, Audience Size, and the Other-Total Ratio: A Self-Attention Perspective1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 139–149, March 1986
How to Cite
Mullen, B. (1986), Stuttering, Audience Size, and the Other-Total Ratio: A Self-Attention Perspective. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 16: 139–149. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1986.tb02284.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
The effect of audience size on verbal disfluences in stutterers is considered from the perspective of self-attention theory. Two secondary analyses conducted using original data from studies (Hahn, 1940; Porter, 1939) which observed the effects of audience size on stuttering, reveal an increase in stuttering as a negatively accelerating function of audience size. These results confirm the utility of the self-attention theory Other-Total Ratio in characterizing the effect of the group on the individual.