Journal article

Anxiety in Children — The Importance of the Anxiety Sensitivity Factor

Barbara Jones, Erica Frydenberg

Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2003

Abstract

Anxiety sensitivity, the fear of anxiety-related bodily sensations, is a recently ldentified construct, which has become part of the conceptualisation of anxiety. Evidence in the research literature suggests that adults who have a high level of anxiety sensitivity combined with a high level of the more traditionally recognised trait anxiety reported a significantly higher incidence of anxiety disorders. The aim of the present study was to determine whether a high level of both anxiety sensitivity and trait anxiety in children results in more anxiety symptoms and therefore may be a risk factor for developing anxiety disorders. Anxiety sensitivity, trait anxiety and anxiety symptoms were exami..

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