The empirical work of Johnson (3), Darley (1), Moncur (9) and the yet unpublished research recently completed at the University of Iowa Speech Clinic under a grant from the Hill Family Foundation lends considerable support to these speculations. These studies have reported that the parents of stuttering children, as compared with the parents of non-stutterers, are generally more perfectionistic, have higher standards and expectations both for themselves and their children and are less well satisfied with the progress they and their children make in achieving these expectations.
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Goodstein, Leonard D.; Martire, John G.; and Spielberger, Charles D.
"The Relationship Between ''Achievement Imagery" and Stuttering Behavior in College Males,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 62(1), 399-404.
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