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dc.contributor.authorSpence, SH
dc.contributor.authorRapee, R
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, C
dc.contributor.authorIngram, M
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:59:34Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:59:34Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.date.modified2010-01-12T06:55:03Z
dc.identifier.issn0005-7967
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0005-7967(00)00098-X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/28241
dc.description.abstractThis study examined whether anxiety symptoms in preschoolers reflect subtypes of anxiety consistent with current diagnostic classification systems, or should be better regarded as representing a single dimension. Parents of a large community sample of preschoolers aged 2.5 to 6.5 years rated the frequency with which their children experienced a wide range of anxiety problems. Exploratory factor analysis indicated four or five factors and it was unclear whether separation anxiety and generalized anxiety represented discrete factors. Results of confirmatory factor analyses indicated a superior fit for a five-correlated-factor model, reflecting areas of social phobia, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and fears of physical injury, broadly consistent with DSM-IV diagnostic categories. A high level of covariation was found between factors, which could be explained by a single, higher order model, in which first order factors of anxiety subtypes loaded upon a factor of anxiety in general. No significant differences were found in prevalence of anxiety symptoms across genders. Symptoms of PTSD in this sample were rare.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUK
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1293
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1316
dc.relation.ispartofissue11
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170106
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleThe structure of anxiety symptoms among preschoolers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2001
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSpence, Susan H H.


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