Gender differences in childhood anxiety in relation to school performance

Gana, Faiza L., Saadee, Fatemah and Russell, Yvan I. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4608-4791 (2022) Gender differences in childhood anxiety in relation to school performance. North American Journal of Psychology, 24 (2) . pp. 291-296. ISSN 1527-7143 [Article]

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Abstract

In a study of UK children aged 8-11, we investigated the potential negative impact of anxiety on school achievement. In the classroom, children completed the SEMA (Scale of Early Math Anxiety (SEMA) and SCARED (Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders) questionnaires. Their results were compared against their most recent indicators of school achievement. We found significant negative effects of anxiety on females, but not males. Our results related to math and writing are consistent with previous research, although there appears to be little evidence of a gender difference in anxiety on writing achievement. In relation to reading achievement, previous studies demonstrate significant negative effects of anxiety on achievement, but only in males.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 34897
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North American Journal of Psychology, 2022, Vol. 24, No. 2, 291-296.
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Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2022 10:48
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2022 03:04
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/34897

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