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ERIC Number: EJ872759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-398X
"You Might Belong in Gryffindor": Children's Courage and Its Relationships to Anxiety Symptoms, Big Five Personality Traits, and Sex Roles
Muris, Peter; Mayer, Birgit; Schubert, Tinke
Child Psychiatry and Human Development, v41 n2 p204-213 Apr 2010
This study describes a first exploration of the construct of courage in youths. Children aged 8-13 years were invited to report on the most courageous action that they had ever performed during their life. In addition, the Courage Measure for Children (CM-C) was construed as an index of children's level of personal courage, and this scale was administered in two samples of school children ("N"s being 168 and 159) along with a number of other questionnaires. Results indicated that children were familiar with the concept of courage as more than 70% reported to have carried out a courageous action during their life. In addition, self-reported courage as indexed by the CM-C was positively correlated with scores on a vignette measure of courage, parent ratings of children's courage, extraversion, openness/intellect, and a masculine sex role, whereas a negative correlation was observed with anxiety symptoms. The implications of these findings and potential directions for future research are briefly discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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