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The `'things I worry about'' scale: Further developments in surveying the worries of postprimary school pupils

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Millar, Robert and Gallagher, M (1996) The `'things I worry about'' scale: Further developments in surveying the worries of postprimary school pupils. EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT, 56 (6). pp. 972-994. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The present article reports further findings relating to the `'Things I Worry About'' Scale as a method of recording the self-expressed personal. and social concerns of adolescent school pupils. A revised 138-item scale that encompasses 13 categories of worry was administered to a sample of 3,983 young people between 13 and 19 years of age, all of whom were attending postprimary schools throughout Northern ireland. Compared with previous findings, the results suggest a slightly modified 13-category structure and provide preliminary evidence of content validity. The findings also indicate that the scale reflects a number of predictable differences in the domain of adolescent concerns.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Health and Wellbeing
ID Code:1966
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:14 Dec 2009 14:49
Last Modified:25 Apr 2012 14:10

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