Self-Esteem Among Individuals with Speech Disorders in Light of Some Variables

  •  Noor Talal AL Bdour    
  •  Murad Ahmad Al-Bustanji    
  •  Yahya Ahmad AL Dhamit    


The present study aimed to identify the level of self-esteem among individuals with speech disorders; fluency, articulation, and voice disorders, in light of some variables. Researchers used Rosenberg’s self-esteem scale on the study sample consisted of (97) individuals with speech disorders in hearing, speech clinics and special education centers in Jordan. Results showed that the level of self-esteem among individuals with speech disorders was moderate, and the type of disorder was the most influential factor on self-esteem, as individuals with speech and voice disorders had more self-esteem compared to those with fluency disorders (stuttering), results also indicated that individuals with category of less than (18) years old show more self-esteem than those of more than (18) years old, and that those with mild and moderate disorders have more self-esteem than those with severe and very severe disorders, furthermore, study pointed out that there were no statistically significant differences in the degree of self-esteem among individuals with speech disorders attributed to the variables of gender, social status, and monthly income of the family. The study concluded with a number of recommendations, as establishing specific groups for self and inclusive-support to develop self-esteem among individuals with speech disorders.

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