International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 7 Num. 2 - July 2007


Autoconcepto, Autoestima y S?ntomas Psicopatol?gicos en Personas con y sin Disfemia: Un An?lisis Descriptivo y Comparativo [Self-concept, Self-esteem and Psychopathological Symptoms in Stutterers and Non-stutterers: A Descriptive and Comparative Analysis]

Volume 7 Num. 2 - July 2007 - Pages 285-298


Maite Garaigordobi and Jos? Ignacio P?rez


The purpose of this study is two-fold: 1) to compare the self-concept, self-esteem and psychopathological symptoms in stutterers and non-stutterers; and 2) to study the relationships between self-concept/self-esteem and psychopathological symptoms in stutter and non-stutter participants. The sample is made up of 689 participants aged 19 to 40, 652 non-stutterers and 37 who stutter. The study uses a descriptive and correlational methodology. For the measurement of the variables three assessment instruments were applied: LAEA, EA, SCL-90-R. The ANOVA results show that stutterers had significantly lower scores in self-esteem but higher in psychopathological symptoms than non stutter participants. Pearson coefficients showed significant inverse relationships between self-concept/self-esteem and total psychopathological symptoms both in stutter and non-stutter samples.

Key words:

Stuttering, Self-concept, Self-esteem, Psychopathology

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