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undergraduate thesis: Voice and gender : the effect of gendered voice input on the voice of prepubertal boys

TitleVoice and gender : the effect of gendered voice input on the voice of prepubertal boys
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Wong, T. [黃德心]. (2011). Voice and gender : the effect of gendered voice input on the voice of prepubertal boys. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractThe development of pre-pubertal children’s gendered voice was scarcely investigated. It was hypothesized that they might learn by imitating voices of the same gender. A total of 22 boys aged 6 to 9 years watched a video-clip with characters speaking in either masculine voice or children’s voice depending on the group assigned. Voice samples of isolated vowels, sentence and spontaneous speech were elicited in three phases: pre-treatment, post-treatment and retention. Acoustic analyses of fundamental frequencies and formant frequencies, and perceptual judgment of masculinity and femininity on a 10-point interval scale by experienced speech therapists underwent statistical analyses by mixed analysis of variance. The results revealed no significant effect of video stimuli by both acoustic and perceptual parameters on both control and treatment groups. Possible reasons were discussed in terms of video deficit effect (Anderson & Pempek, 2005) and social cognitive theory. Further improvements and direction for future studies were suggested.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectVoice - Sex differences
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192909

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, Tak-sumen_US
dc.contributor.author黃德心en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-28T06:05:35Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-28T06:05:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationWong, T. [黃德心]. (2011). Voice and gender : the effect of gendered voice input on the voice of prepubertal boys. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192909-
dc.description.abstractThe development of pre-pubertal children’s gendered voice was scarcely investigated. It was hypothesized that they might learn by imitating voices of the same gender. A total of 22 boys aged 6 to 9 years watched a video-clip with characters speaking in either masculine voice or children’s voice depending on the group assigned. Voice samples of isolated vowels, sentence and spontaneous speech were elicited in three phases: pre-treatment, post-treatment and retention. Acoustic analyses of fundamental frequencies and formant frequencies, and perceptual judgment of masculinity and femininity on a 10-point interval scale by experienced speech therapists underwent statistical analyses by mixed analysis of variance. The results revealed no significant effect of video stimuli by both acoustic and perceptual parameters on both control and treatment groups. Possible reasons were discussed in terms of video deficit effect (Anderson & Pempek, 2005) and social cognitive theory. Further improvements and direction for future studies were suggested.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)en_US
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subject.lcshVoice - Sex differencesen_US
dc.titleVoice and gender : the effect of gendered voice input on the voice of prepubertal boysen_US
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb5093488en_US
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.thesislevelBacheloren_US
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US
dc.date.hkucongregation2011en_US

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