Morningness-eveningness and anxiety trait among adolescents.

  • Juan F. Díaz-Morales Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • María J. Collado-Mateo Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Cristina Escribano Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Pedro Delgado Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Keywords: Morningness-eveningness, anxiety trait, gender, adolescence.

Abstract

The 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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Author Biography

Juan F. Díaz-Morales, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Profesor de Psicología en la UCM
How to Cite
Díaz-Morales, J. F., Collado-Mateo, M. J., Escribano, C., & Delgado, P. (1). Morningness-eveningness and anxiety trait among adolescents. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 29(1), 90-93. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.29.1.138821
Section
Clinical and Health Psychology