Morningness-eveningness and anxiety trait among adolescents.
AbstractThe relationship between morningness-eveningness and anxiety trait among adolescents was studied. Six hundred thirty eight adolescents between 12 and 14 years old participated in this study. Morningness-eveningness was measured by the Morningness-Eveningness Scale for Children, MESC (Carskadon, Vieira & Acebo, 1993) and anxiety trait was measured by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children, STAIC (Spielberger, Edwards, Lushene, Montuori & Platzek, 1973; Spielberger, Edwards & Lushene, 1990). Results showed higher eveningness among girls, eveningness increased with age and anxiety trait was higher as morningness diminished. Therefore, evening-oriented adolescents claimed higher anxiety trait, which was waited since they would have a greater misalignment between both biological and social rhythms (school morning schedules).
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