A Preliminary Study on Anxiety Inventory for Middle Graders at Elementary School

초등학교 중학년용 불안 검사 개발을 위한 예비 연구

  • Kim, Sei-Young (Elementary Counselor Education Graduate School of Education Jeonju National University of Education) ;
  • Eun, Hyuk-Gi (Elementary Counselor Education Graduate School of Education Jeonju National University of Education)
  • 김세영 (전주교육대학교 초등교육학과) ;
  • 은혁기 (전주교육대학교 초등교육학과)
  • Received : 2010.07.30
  • Accepted : 2010.09.24
  • Published : 2010.10.01

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to have a preliminary study in order to develop a test which can comprehensively measure anxiety of elementary schoolchildren in middle grade. Following things are conducted to meet this task; first, to look into compositions of the anxiety of elementary schoolchildren in middle grade, to prepare proper questions to measure it and to develop a test; second, to look into whether such questions are fully understood by schoolchildren; third, to look into whether reliability and adequacy thereof are proper or not. Conclusion of the study is as follows; anxiety test of elementary schoolchildren in middle grade showed all the things related to general anxiety, social anxiety, study anxiety, examination anxiety, announcement anxiety. However, there were differences as per subordinate factor and detailed area. And reliability and adequacy of anxiety test for elementary schoolchildren in middle grade were appropriate. and such data could be valuably used for preparing anxiety test. To summarize the study result above, the test developed in this study supplements weak point of existing test instrument and reveals anxiety experienced by elementary schoolchildren in middle grade, and harmoniously composes all the kinds. It is meaningful that the test lowered applicable object to schoolchildren in middle grade who are in anxiety formation stage and also feel anxiety most strongly. In addition, it may be used usefully for living guidance and consultation to efficiently cope with anxiety by measuring base line regarding anxiety of individual schoolchildren in middle grade.