A Longitudinal Examination Of Child Abuse, Anxiety, And Academic Performance

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A Longitudinal Examination of: Child Abuse, Anxiety, and Academic Performance
Joaquin Gonzalez
Humboldt State University
Abstract
Child abuse is a problem for students’ potential of going to college. Child abuse can create anxiety and academic problems, but it is unclear if such problems can extend to high school students’ future academic careers. A cohort of teenagers will be assessed for child abuse involved before the age of 14 and then followed through young adulthood in an assessment of: abuse in childhood, anxiety, and academic performance. Child survivors of abuse have higher levels of anxiety and are expected to have lower academic fulfillment, it is predicted in this proposed study that they will be less likely to attend college. Anxiety from child abuse has the potential to cast a long shadow over the lives of students affected. With this in mind perhaps intervention can be done early to aid children overcome anxiety from child abuse to increase likelihood of advancing to college.
Key words: child abuse, anxiety, academic performance A Longitudinal Examination of: Child Abuse, Anxiety, and Academic Performance
Teenagers who suffered abuse in the United States have been diagnosed with anxiety at alarming rates (Velting, Setzer, & Albano, 2004). In a study conducted with 21-year-old participants, of the ones that stated that they were abused as children, approximately 80% met the criteria for being diagnosed with at least one disorder such as…
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