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Article: The relationship between children's locus of control and their anticipatory anxiety

TitleThe relationship between children's locus of control and their anticipatory anxiety
Authors
KeywordsAcademic examination
Anxiety
Chinese children
Culture
Health
Locus of control
Issue Date2009
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/PHN
Citation
Public Health Nursing, 2009, v. 26 n. 2, p. 153-160 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: This study investigated the relationship between children's locus of control and their state anxiety scores, and determined whether children's locus of control could predict their state anxiety scores before academic examinations. Design: A test-retest within subjects design was used. Sample: 519 school children were invited to participate in the study. Measurements: Participants were asked to respond to the Chinese version of the Nowicki-Strickland locus of control scale and state anxiety scale for children in stressful and nonstressful situations. The data were collected in 2005. Results: There were significant strong positive correlations between the state anxiety and locus of control scores in the period before academic examinations. Multiple regression analysis showed that the Nowicki-Strickland locus of control score was a good predictor of children's state anxiety in a stressful situation. Conclusions: This study supports the use of the Nowicki-Strickland locus of control scale as a screening tool to identify school children who are most likely to exhibit high levels of anxiety before academic examinations. Understanding children's locus of control in advance is a necessary step toward designing appropriate interventions to reduce their stress and bolster their coping mechanisms. © 2009, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60542
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.901
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.441
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dc.contributor.authorLi, HCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChung, OKJen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T04:13:16Z-
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dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPublic Health Nursing, 2009, v. 26 n. 2, p. 153-160en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0737-1209en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60542-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This study investigated the relationship between children's locus of control and their state anxiety scores, and determined whether children's locus of control could predict their state anxiety scores before academic examinations. Design: A test-retest within subjects design was used. Sample: 519 school children were invited to participate in the study. Measurements: Participants were asked to respond to the Chinese version of the Nowicki-Strickland locus of control scale and state anxiety scale for children in stressful and nonstressful situations. The data were collected in 2005. Results: There were significant strong positive correlations between the state anxiety and locus of control scores in the period before academic examinations. Multiple regression analysis showed that the Nowicki-Strickland locus of control score was a good predictor of children's state anxiety in a stressful situation. Conclusions: This study supports the use of the Nowicki-Strickland locus of control scale as a screening tool to identify school children who are most likely to exhibit high levels of anxiety before academic examinations. Understanding children's locus of control in advance is a necessary step toward designing appropriate interventions to reduce their stress and bolster their coping mechanisms. © 2009, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/PHNen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofPublic Health Nursingen_HK
dc.subjectAcademic examinationen_HK
dc.subjectAnxietyen_HK
dc.subjectChinese childrenen_HK
dc.subjectCultureen_HK
dc.subjectHealthen_HK
dc.subjectLocus of controlen_HK
dc.titleThe relationship between children's locus of control and their anticipatory anxietyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLi, HCW: william3@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1525-1446.2009.00766.xen_HK
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