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ERIC Number: EJ865314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1537-7903
Examination of the Relationship among Different Dimensions of Trait Anxiety, Demographic Variables, and Self-Reported School Adjustment in Elementary and Secondary School Students
Witteborg, Kristin M.; Lowe, Patricia A.; Lee, Steven W.
Journal of Applied School Psychology, v25 n1 p28-46 2009
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the relationship among different dimensions of trait anxiety (social concerns, physiological anxiety, and worry/oversensitivity), demographic variables (age and gender), and school adjustment (attitude to school and attitude to teachers) in children and adolescents. The study participants, consisting of 206 children and adolescents (100 males and 106 females), ages 9 to 19, in grades 4 through 12, completed several self-report measures of anxiety and school adaptation. Results of two multiple-regression analyses revealed that (a) the social concerns dimension of trait anxiety and age were significant predictors of attitude to teachers and (b) the dimensions of social concerns and physiological anxiety, and gender were significant predictors of attitude to school. Implications of the findings for school personnel are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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