|Title:||Prevalence and correlates of childhood fears in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates|
|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|
|Keywords:||Activities of Daily Living|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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