Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Christopher A. Kearney
Number of Pages
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between various family variables and anxiety sensitivity (AS) in a community sample of 159 youth ages 7--18 years and their parents. Youth completed self-report measures of anxiety and AS and parents completed measures of AS, attachment, psychopathology, family environment, and parenting practices. The primary purpose was to examine the extent to which these family variables predicted child AS. Results indicated that a combination of family factors including parenting style, parental psychopathology, and family environment significantly predicted child AS. Specifically, parent's perceptions of their child's anxiety sensitivity and a secure attachment contributed the most to the prediction equation. These results are discussed in the context of their implications for both assessment and treatment of youth with AS.
Anxiety; Associated; Factors; Family; Sensitivity; Youth
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Drake, Kelly Lynn, "Family factors associated with anxiety sensitivity in youth" (2001). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1355.