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Cross-cultural comparison of anxiety symptoms in Colombian and Australian children

Crane Amaya, Andrea & Campbell, Marilyn A. (2010) Cross-cultural comparison of anxiety symptoms in Colombian and Australian children. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 8(2), pp. 497-516.

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Abstract

Introduction: This cross-cultural study compared both the symptoms of anxiety and their severity in a community sample of children from Colombia and Australia. Method: The sample comprised 516 children (253 Australian children and 263 Colombian children), aged 8 to 12-years-old. The Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale (SCAS) was used to measure both the symptoms and levels of anxiety. Results: The results showed a significant difference in the severity of the symptoms between the children in the two countries. In general, Colombian children reported more severe symptoms than their Australian peers, however there were no difference in the types of symptoms reported by the children in the two countries. Discussion and Conclusion: The implications of these findings and their importance to cross-cultural research are discussed.

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ID Code: 34401
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: anxiety, children, cross cultural, Spence Children's Anxiety Scale
ISSN: 1696-2095
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Educational Psychology (170103)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Education & Psychology I+D+i and Editorial EOS
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2010 08:17
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:21

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