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25-02-2020 | Original Article | Uitgave 5/2020

Child Psychiatry & Human Development 5/2020

Youth Anxiety About Political News

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Child Psychiatry & Human Development > Uitgave 5/2020
Auteurs:
Nicole E. Caporino, Shannon Exley, Robert D. Latzman
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Abstract

This study assessed youth anxiety about political issues and associated characteristics. Caregivers (N = 374) were recruited through Amazon Mechanical Turk and reported on their child’s anxiety about 15 voting issues covered in the media since the 2016 presidential election as well as their child’s psychological functioning and their own trait anxiety. For the majority of voting issues, over 50% of caregivers indicated that their child experienced at least one related worry; worries about the environment and gun violence were most common. Youth empathy and intolerance of uncertainty were each positively associated with worry about political issues but did not predict such worry after accounting for the effect of youth trait anxiety. Youth with clinical levels of generalized anxiety experienced more severe worry about political issues than did youth with minimal/subthreshold anxiety. Future studies should identify strategies for mitigating the negative impact of political news on youth with anxiety disorders.

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