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Title: Prevalence and correlates of childhood fears in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
Authors: Mohammed, N.A.
Eapen, V.
Bener, A.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: The prevalence of fear was explored in 340 adolescents in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. More than 50% reported feeling extremely frightened of 6 out of 60 fear items surveyed. These items were: someone dying in the family [66.5%], parents getting divorced [65.3%], the devil [63.8%], breaking a religious law [61.5%], being kidnapped [53.2%] and being adopted [49.9%]. The level of fear showed a significant positive correlation with female gender, parental death/divorce, living with a single parent/relatives, living in low income families and an adverse home environment. Nearly half of the children reported that the fear caused considerable distress and interfered with daily activities
Description: 422-427
Keywords: Activities of Daily Living
Adolescent Psychology
Child Psychology
Educational Status
Mental Health
Stress, Psychological
Subject: Fear
ISSN: 1020-3397
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