ERIC Number: EJ799683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Fears of American Children Following Terrorism
Burnham, Joy J.; Hooper, Lisa M.
Journal of Loss and Trauma, v13 n4 p319-329 Jul 2008
Two months after 9/11, the fears of children and adolescents in Grades 2-12 were examined utilizing the American Fear Survey Schedule for Children and Adolescents (FSSC-AM). Fear intensity scores and age and gender differences are reported. Terrorist-related content on the FSSC-AM (e.g., terrorist attacks, our country being invading by enemies) was also examined in a pre- and post-9/11 comparison. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Terrorism, Adolescents, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences, Fear, Surveys, Evaluation Methods, Children, Scores, Age Differences, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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