International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Correlation of Language Competency and Personality Traits in Stutters and Non Stutters
Sadaf Sajjad

The present research was conducted to study the correlation between language competency, speech disability and personality characteristics that affect personal and social adjustment. It was hypothesized that less language competency will be found in the speech disabled group and they were likely to score high on clinical scales of MMPI as compared to the normal group. For this purpose in the first phase, a pilot study was conducted in which Urdu version of Test of Language Competence (TLC) and Minnesota Multiple Personality Inventory (MMPI) Urdu translation were administered to speech disabled and normal group. In the second phase, both the groups (N = 24, age range 18 - 28 years, males, education: O level grade to Masters Level) were given Urdu version of TLC and MMPI. Results showed that speech disabled group performed significantly poor on TLC as compared to normal group. On MMPI significantly high scores were found among stutterers on the clinical scales of Social Introversion (Si) and Depression (D). MMPI and TLC scores were found to be negatively correlated within the speech disabled group, as well as normal.

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