Does social anxiety increase with age?

Campbell, Marilyn A. (1996) Does social anxiety increase with age? Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 6(1), pp. 43-52.

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One of the impressions in the literature on children's social anxiety is that young (preadolescent) children are not socially anxious and that social anxiety begins to manifest itself at adolescence and then increases with age. However there seems to be little direct research evidence to substantiate this claim. A question¬naire to assess feared outcomes in children and adolescents was therefore administered to 1415 children between the ages of 6 and 16 years. The results showed that worry about social threat did not increase with age and the content of the feared social outcomes also remained relatively constant over the age span.

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ID Code: 4333
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: social anxiety, children, adolescent, fear, anxiety disorders, schools
ISSN: 1037-2911
Subjects: 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: 25 May 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 05:15

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