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ERIC Number: EJ815609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
Relationships between Attributional Style and Trait Anxiety for Preadolescent Australian Boys and Girls
Khodayarifard, Mohammad; Anshel, Mark H.; Brinthaupt, Thomas M.
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v6 p26-38 2006
This study examined relationships among components of attributional style and trait anxiety for 428 English-speaking boys and girls, grades 4-6, from primary public schools in New South Wales, Australia. Students completed general measures of attributional style and trait anxiety. Results showed a small but significant relationship between negative attributional style and trait anxiety. In addition, girls reported higher trait anxiety than boys, and attributional style and trait anxiety were strongly correlated for girls, but not for boys. Compared to younger students, older students reported more internal attributions for negative events and higher overall scores on negative attributions. Implications of these results for education are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
University of Newcastle. School of Education, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia