ERIC Number: EJ826753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
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Contemporary Fears of Children and Adolescents: Coping and Resiliency in the 21st Century
Burnham, Joy J.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v87 n1 p28-35 Win 2009
This study was prompted by the continual exposure of youth to disasters (e.g., 9/11, Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, school violence) and the call for revisions in fear assessments to reflect contemporary fears. Fears of 1,033 students in Grades 2-12 were examined using the American Fear Survey Schedule for Children (J. J. Burnham, 2005). Results indicated that new fears have emerged in the 21st century, alerting counselors to consider preventative and intervention activities to address contemporary fears.
Descriptors: Violence, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, School Counselors, Prevention, Intervention, Fear, Children, Adolescents, Natural Disasters, Terrorism, Coping
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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