ERIC Number: ED125207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Children's Fears: A Developmental Comparison of Normal and Exceptional Children.
Derevensky, Jeffrey L.
Analyzed were the self reported fears of 83 educable mentally retarded (EMR), 32 trainable mentally retarded (TMR), 19 learning disabled, and 22 normal children (all between the ages of 6 and 19 years). Ss were individually asked, "What are the things to be afraid of?", and answers were grouped into the following categories: animals, people, dark, spooks, natural hazards, machinery, death and injury, and miscellaneous. Results indicated a larger proporation of realistic fears among EMR and TMR Ss than expected, similar developmental trends (increasing fears of personal injury or death) when Ss of similar mental age were compared, and a wider range of reported fears for exceptional than for normal children. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec). Faculty of Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976)