The nature of feared outcome representations in children

Campbell, Marilyn A. & Rapee, Ronald M. (1994) The nature of feared outcome representations in children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 22(1), pp. 99-111.

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The present study investigated the way in which feared outcomes are organized in long-term memory in children and adolescents. A list of items relating to threatening outcomes, originally generated by children, was given to an additional 560 children (aged 6 to 16) and rated for the degree to which they worried about each. Factor analysis revealed two interpretable factors of feared outcomes. The first factor centered on concerns about physical harm while the second factor centered on social consequences that children and adolescents worry about. The two factors were consistent across gender, age, and clinical status. A scale involving the maximally discriminating items showed good internal consistency and test-retest reliability.

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ID Code: 4790
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: anxiety, fear, children, Child and Adolescent Worry Scale, adolescents
DOI: 10.1007/BF02169258
ISSN: 1573-2835
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 1994 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
Deposited On: 10 Aug 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 05:15

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