Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1775

Full Length Research Paper

An investigation into the effects of anxiety sensitivity in adolescents on childhood depression and anxiety disorder

Ismail Seçer
  • Ismail Seçer
  • Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Atatürk University, Turkey.
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Arzu Gülbahçe
  • Arzu Gülbahçe
  • Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Atatürk University, Turkey.
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Sümeyye Ulaş
  • Sümeyye Ulaş
  • Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Atatürk University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 08 November 2018
  •  Accepted: 01 April 2019
  •  Published: 10 May 2019

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of anxiety sensitivity in adolescents on childhood depression and anxiety disorder. Mood disorders and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents can be given examples of important research topics in recent years. The participants of the study consist of 670 students in Erzurum city. The data were collected through anxiety sensitivity index and anxiety and depression index for children and adolescents. For data analysis, correlation analysis and structural equation model were used. The results revealed that anxiety sensitivity impacts anxiety disorder and childhood depression through direct and indirect effects in a positive way. The results are discussed in line with the relevant literature.

 

Key words: Anxiety sensitivity, anxiety, anxiety disorder, depression, structural equation.