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Diferencias según la edad en la prevalencia e intensidad de los miedos durante la infancia y la adolescencia: datos basados en el FSSC-R

Psicothema, ISSN 0214-9915, Vol. 15, Nº. 3, 2003, pags. 414-419
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ABSTRACT En el presente trabajo se estudian las diferencias según la edad en la prevalencia e intensidad de los miedos en una muestra amplia (N = 1.080) de niños y adolescentes (rango de edad 8-18 años). Se aplicó la versión española del Fear Survey Schedule for Children-Revised (FSSC-R; Ollendick, 1983). Los resultados obtenidos indicaron que: (1) el nivel de prevalencia general e intensidad de miedos disminuye a medida que aumenta la edad; (2) en todos los grupos de edad se evidencian elevados niveles en el número de miedos relativos a la dimensión de peligro físico y muerte; y (3) los tres grupos de edad coincidieron en 9 de los 10 miedos más comunes. En términos generales, estos resultados son muy similares a los datos obtenidos con otras muestras de cultura occidental (Estados Unidos, Australia e Inglaterra), y proporcionan evidencia en apoyo de la validez transcultural de la versión española del FSSC-R.

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