The author examined the effects of different portrayals of people who stutter on adolescents’ perceptions of people who stutter (PWS), and reported that the portrayal of stuttering influenced participant perceptions, with those viewing the negative video sample having more negative perceptions of PWS and those viewing the neutral video sample having slightly more positive perceptions of PWS. The gender of the participant did not have an effect on listener perceptions.
M Miller, Terrylandrea, "Stuttering in the Movies: Effects on Adolescents’ Perceptions of People who Stutter" (2015). WWU Masters Thesis Collection. Paper 409. (online at http://cedar.wwu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1412&context=wwuet)