Is trait anger temperament associated to internalizing symptomatology? Study in a clinical sample of 8 to 10-year-old

Arratíbel Siles, María Luisa, Jané Ballabriga, Ma Claustre, Albert Bonillo-Martin, García Laredo Andrés, Viñas Poch Ferran, Doménech Llaberia Edelmira

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Abstract

Trait anger temperament can predict the onset of internalizing symptoms. The aim of this study was to analyze e relationship between anger temperament and the onset of anxiety and depressive symptoms in clinical school age children. Participants were 80 children with high scores in anxiety, aged 8 to 10 years old, recruited from two infant and adolescent mental health centers in Catalonia. Results showed that anger temperament is not associated with anxiety symptoms, but it is significantly associated with depressive symptoms. The study shows a different association between this temperament trait and the types of symptomatology of both internalizing disorders at these ages. Diagnostic parameters and assessments, as well as the prevention strategies used, need to take this into account. © 2010: de los Editores de Ansiedad y Estrés.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-200
JournalAnsiedad y Estres
Volume16
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Anger temperament
  • Anxiety symptoms
  • Clinical sam ple
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Schoolchildren

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