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Oro och Rädslor hos barn- Kan Krona/Klave testet identifiera de barn som drivs av rädslor eller oro?

Nilsson Tapper, Magnus LU (2015) PPTT06 20151
Department of Psychology
Abstract (Swedish)
Uppsatsens syfte var att undersöka testet Krona/Klaves användbarhet för att identifiera oro och rädsla hos barn. Testet syftar till att identifiera barn som drivs av rädsla och oro i konfliktsituationer genom att undersöka hur deras svarstid förändras när konflikten blir allt viktigare. Testet utgår ifrån teori om Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) som menar att en central funktion för en individ är att bedöma risker och hantera konflikter mellan belöning och straff. Funktionen blir viktigare när balansen mellan risk och belöning är jämn. 31 icke-kliniska barn mellan 8-12 år testades. 16 flickor och 15 pojkar. De ombads också att fylla i två självskattningsskalor kring rädslor och oro. De 9 frågor som användes för rädsla hämtades från... (More)
Uppsatsens syfte var att undersöka testet Krona/Klaves användbarhet för att identifiera oro och rädsla hos barn. Testet syftar till att identifiera barn som drivs av rädsla och oro i konfliktsituationer genom att undersöka hur deras svarstid förändras när konflikten blir allt viktigare. Testet utgår ifrån teori om Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) som menar att en central funktion för en individ är att bedöma risker och hantera konflikter mellan belöning och straff. Funktionen blir viktigare när balansen mellan risk och belöning är jämn. 31 icke-kliniska barn mellan 8-12 år testades. 16 flickor och 15 pojkar. De ombads också att fylla i två självskattningsskalor kring rädslor och oro. De 9 frågor som användes för rädsla hämtades från skattningsformuläret The Middle Childhood Temperament Questionnaire (TMCQ). För skattningar gällande barnens oro användes Penn State Worry Questionnaire- Children (PSWQ-C). Studiens resultat gav inte entydigt stöd åt hypotesen att testet kan identifiera barn som drivs av rädsla och oro i konfliktsituationer vilket dock kan bero på det relativt lilla samplet. Flickor upplevde mer rädsla än pojkar vilket stämmer med tidigare studier. Det fanns könsskillnader i resultaten på Krona/Klavetestet som tyder på att flickor har ett mer känsligt BIS än pojkar. (Less)
Abstract
The purpose of the study was to examine the test KronaKlaves usefulness to identify worry and fear in children. The test aims at identifying children who are driven by fear in conflict situations by examining how the answer latency changes in the child when the conflict gets more important. The core concept of the test is the Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) which states that a central function for the individual is to judge risks and handle conflicts between reward and punishment. This ability becomes more important when the balance between risk and reward is even. 31 non-clinical children between 8-12 years were tested. 16 girls and 15 boys. They were also asked to answer two self-report questionnaires concerning fear and worry. The 9... (More)
The purpose of the study was to examine the test KronaKlaves usefulness to identify worry and fear in children. The test aims at identifying children who are driven by fear in conflict situations by examining how the answer latency changes in the child when the conflict gets more important. The core concept of the test is the Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) which states that a central function for the individual is to judge risks and handle conflicts between reward and punishment. This ability becomes more important when the balance between risk and reward is even. 31 non-clinical children between 8-12 years were tested. 16 girls and 15 boys. They were also asked to answer two self-report questionnaires concerning fear and worry. The 9 questions which were used to capture fear were taken from “The Middle Childhood Temperament Questionnaire” (MCTQ). To capture the childrens worry they were asked to answer the “Penn State Worry Questionnaire- Children” (PSWQ-C). The result of the study did not give full support to the hypothesis that the test can identify children driven by fear and worry in conflict situations which can depend on the small sample of particpipants. Girls experienced more fear than boys which is consistent with previous studies. There were gender differences in the result of the KronaKlave-test which implies that girls have a more sensitive BIS than boys. (Less)
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Nilsson Tapper, Magnus LU
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PPTT06 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Oro, Ångest, Rädslor, Effortful control, BIS
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Swedish
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5474107
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  abstract     = {The purpose of the study was to examine the test KronaKlaves usefulness to identify worry and fear in children. The test aims at identifying children who are driven by fear in conflict situations by examining how the answer latency changes in the child when the conflict gets more important. The core concept of the test is the Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) which states that a central function for the individual is to judge risks and handle conflicts between reward and punishment. This ability becomes more important when the balance between risk and reward is even. 31 non-clinical children between 8-12 years were tested. 16 girls and 15 boys. They were also asked to answer two self-report questionnaires concerning fear and worry. The 9 questions which were used to capture fear were taken from “The Middle Childhood Temperament Questionnaire” (MCTQ). To capture the childrens worry they were asked to answer the “Penn State Worry Questionnaire- Children” (PSWQ-C). The result of the study did not give full support to the hypothesis that the test can identify children driven by fear and worry in conflict situations which can depend on the small sample of particpipants. Girls experienced more fear than boys which is consistent with previous studies. There were gender differences in the result of the KronaKlave-test which implies that girls have a more sensitive BIS than boys.},
  author       = {Nilsson Tapper, Magnus},
  keyword      = {Oro,Ångest,Rädslor,Effortful control,BIS},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Oro och Rädslor hos barn- Kan Krona/Klave testet identifiera de barn som drivs av rädslor eller oro?},
  year         = {2015},
}