Prediction of Anxiety Based on Children's Coping Behavior

Behnaz Hajimirarab, Changiz Rahimi, Norollah Mohammadi

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to predict anxiety in children based on their coping behaviors. Participants included 400 children aged 9-13 years enrolled in a summer camp in Dubai from different nationalities (Iranian, Arab, European) in both genders. The sample consisted of 150 children (50 from Iran, 50 From Europe and 50 Arabs) who were randomly selected. Subjects completed children's anxiety and coping behaviors questionnaires. To analyze the data, correlation and stepwise regression analysis were performed using SPSS software. Results of regression analysis showed a significant effect of dealing with the problem and destructive behavior on anxiety. However, the effect of diversion of problem was not significant on anxiety. The results showed that the coping behaviors of children are able to predict anxiety.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2s1p387


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