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ERIC Number: EJ746939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-398X
Assessing Defense Structure in School-Age Children Using the Response Evaluation Measure-71-Youth Version (REM-Y-71)
Araujo, Katy B.; Medic, Sanja; Yasnovsky, Jessica; Steiner, Hans
Child Psychiatry and Human Development, v36 n4 p427-436 Jun 2006
This study used the Response Evaluation Measure-Youth (REM-Y-71), a self-report measure of 21 defense reactions, among school-age children. Participants were elementary and middle school students (n=290; grades 3-8; age range: 8-15; mean=11.73). Factor analysis revealed a 2-factor defense structure consistent with structure among high school and adult samples. The composite REM-Y defense scores for each factor were significant predictors of social desirability, using the Children's Defensiveness Scale (CDS); anxiety, using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAIC); and psychosocial functioning. This study represents the first cross-sectional empirical analysis of overall defense structure and use among children and early adolescents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: State Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children