Date of Award
Master of Arts
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Miriam van Mersbergen
This study aims to examine individual differences of the voice’s contribution to the self via implicit and explicit associations. A new Implicit Association Test (IAT) about the voice was created and presented to vocal performers and community controls. One-hundred eleven participants completed this voice-related IAT, the Vocal Congruence Scale (VCS), and the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) via an in person, monitored, and timed Qualtrics survey. Findings demonstrated an implicit relationship between the voice and the self. Strength of implicit relationships between self and voice were greater for community controls than vocal performers. This IAT revealed divergent validity with the VCS and VHI. Clinical implications suggest that individuals with an explicit voice relationship may require an overt style of communication, while those with an implicit voice-relationship may still rely on their voice as contributing to their sense of self, even if they do not overtly declare such a relationship.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to ProQuest
Tucker, Audrey Elizabeth, "How Does Our Voice Reflect Who We are? Different Ways of Relating to the Voice and the Self Using Implicit Association Tests." (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3016.