ERIC Number: EJ925808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Assessing Lebanese Children's Reactions to War-Related Stress
El Zein, Heyam Lutfi; Ammar, Diala F.
Journal of Loss and Trauma, v16 n3 p195-204 2011
This exploratory study investigates the psychological effect of the 2006 war on Lebanese children. A sample of 110 exposed and 105 nonexposed children (9-12 years) balanced for age and gender were assessed using Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. The analysis aimed at investigating the effect of proximity, exposure to combat, and family loss on children's anxiety levels. Results revealed no gender differences in anxiety level. Combat-exposed children were more anxious than nonexposed children. Children with primary family loss were significantly more anxious and stressed than controls. The association between traumatic war situations in Lebanon and anxiety could have implications for benchmarking, early detection, and preventive efforts.
Descriptors: Identification, Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Children, Stress Variables, War, Measures (Individuals), Proximity, Mental Health, Gender Differences, Trauma, Family (Sociological Unit), Control Groups, Prevention, Benchmarking
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Lebanon
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: State Trait Anxiety Inventory