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ERIC Number: EJ982619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0653
A Multidimensional Assessment of Children in Conflictual Contexts: The Case of Kenya
Okech, Jane E. Atieno
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v34 n4 p331-348 Dec 2012
Children in Kenya's Kisumu District Primary Schools (N = 430) completed three measures of trauma. Respondents completed the "My Worst Experience Scale" (MWES; Hyman and Snook 2002) and its supplement, the "School Alienation and Trauma Survey" (SATS; Hyman and Snook 2002), sharing their worst experiences overall and specifically in schools. Participants also completed the "Trauma and Attachment Belief Scale" (TABS; Pearlman 2003), addressing their experiences of violence. The study examined children's perceptions about themselves and others in the aftermath of violent experiences and the relationship between children's trauma symptoms from experiencing violence and their social and academic functioning. Differences in the presence, frequency, and severity of symptoms emerged, with a large percentage attaining statistical and clinical significance. Research and practice implications are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya