ERIC Number: ED271451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-11
Perceived Fears of Selected University Students.
Drolet, Judy C.; Fetro, Joyce V.
This study identified events which produce a fear response in college students. A Fears Inventory comprised of 35 events or experiences which people fear or find unpleasant was administered to 197 students in a large midwestern university. Items were grouped into six categories: natural disasters, violence, emotional/social, school, health, and miscellaneous. Differences were found between males and females in the emotional/social, violence, school, and miscellaneous categories as well as total fear scores. Significant differences were found in specific fear categories and total fear score for age and year in school; a decrease in scores was noted in older students. Strong positive correlations were found between total fear scores and the emotional/social fears and miscellaneous fears categories. Data suggest key events which elicit fear responses that should be addressed in school and community health education programs. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference (Cincinnati, OH, April 9-13, 1986).