ERIC Number: ED288124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Anxiety Levels of Children Living in Intact, Single Parent, and Blended Families.
Brown, Tammie D.; And Others
Researchers have not yet been able to determine the effect of divorce on children's level of anxiety. Many studies suggest that divorce and remarriage can cause a great deal of anxiety in children. A study was conducted to determine if elementary, middle, and high school students differ in levels of state anxiety (level of anxiety at a particular point in time) and trait anxiety (overall level of anxiety) dependent on the family structure in which they live (intact, single parent, or blended). The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children was administered to 909 children in grades 2 through 12 and their anxiety levels were examined. Analysis of variance techniques with appropriate follow-up procedures were used to assess differences in state and trait anxiety levels in children living in the three different family structures. No significant differences were found dependent on family type. (Four pages of references and 11 data tables are included.) (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (15th, Memphis, TN, November 19-21, 1986).