Measuring anxiety in adolescents exposed to community violence: A review, comparison, and analysis of three measures

Sarah Kelly, Lynne Hall

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Abstract

Exposure to community violence can influence adolescents' anxiety. Researchers have examined the relationship between exposure to community violence and anxiety. In their pursuit to explore that relationship, researchers have used a variety of instruments. This review of literature provides an overview of the instruments used to measure anxiety in adolescents exposed to community violence and evaluates three of these measures. The Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children, the Child Behavior Checklist, and the State Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children were frequently used to measure anxiety in adolescents exposed to community violence. These instruments have good reliability and construct validity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-38
Number of pages11
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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