Maternal Psychological Distress and Separation Anxiety Disorder in Children

Mofrad, Sakineh and Abdullah, Rohani and Abu Samah, Bahaman and Mansor, Mariani and Baba, Maznah (2009) Maternal Psychological Distress and Separation Anxiety Disorder in Children. European Journal of Social Sciences, 8 (3). pp. 386-394. ISSN 1450-2267

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Abstract

The psychological wellbeing of parents have consistently been found to be a major risk factor for child development. However, few studies have been conducted on parental psychological wellbeing in relation to separation anxiety disorder (SAD) in particular. The current study examined the relationship between psychological distress in mothers and SAD symptoms in children. A total of 120 children in first grade school and their mothers participated in the study. SAD was measured using SAAS_C while maternal psychological distress was assessed using GHQ_28. There was evidence that significant and positive relationship existed between maternal anxiety and SAD in children. Maternal anxiety was the main predictor for SAD in this study. The result highlights the psychological constructs which may be relevant for the assessment and intervention in children suffering from SAD.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Separation anxiety disorder, psychological distress, childhood anxiety.
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher:EUROJOURNALS
ID Code:7067
Deposited By: Mohamad Jefri Mohamed Fauzi
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