Current issues in the assessment of anxiety in children and adolescents: A developmental perspective

Campbell, Marilyn A. & Rapee, Ronald M. (1996) Current issues in the assessment of anxiety in children and adolescents: A developmental perspective. Behaviour Change, 13(3), pp. 185-193.

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This paper describes some of the current problems with the assessment of children’s anxiety. The main assessment methods - structured clinical interview and self-report - often have problems with validity and reliability while less frequently used measures, such as physiological recording, behavioural observation, and thought-listing also have their attendant difficulties. Possible ways of reducing some of these problems using a developmental perspective are discussed.

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ID Code: 2160
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Author affiliations at time of publication: Marilyn A. Campbell; University of Queensland and Ronald M. Rapee;
Macquarie University
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Keywords: anxiety, children, adolescent, assessment
ISSN: 0813-4839
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Learning Sciences (130309)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Mental Health (111714)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1996 Australian Academic Press
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 17 Oct 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 05:13

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