The potential moderating role of living in a conflict area on the link between classroom psychosocial stressors, perceived stress and change in anxiety symptoms in Israeli school children

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Open Access paper from JCPP Advances

Background – Perceived stress associated with relational victimization from peers and conflictual relations with the teacher have been linked with the development of anxiety symptoms in children. Living in conditions of ongoing stress from the broader environment has also been related to anxiety symptoms in children. In this study, we examined (a) the indirect effect between classroom psychosocial stressors (i.e., relational victimization and conflictual relationships with teachers), perceived stress and anxiety symptom development, and (b) whether this indirect effect was stronger for children living in a high threat region than for children living in a lower threat region.

Authors; Pia Behnsen, Pol van Lier, Kinneret Levavi, Joanne Marieke Buil, Anja Huizink, Susanne Koot, Naama Atzaba-Poria

First published: 16 September 2022

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