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The Relation Between Trait Anxiety and Future Anxiety Regarding Y2K
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by Thomas B. Chapin - Fort Hays State University
Categories: Abnormal | Personality | Social
I used a standard questionnaire of trait anxiety and a new questionnaire of future anxiety regarding Y2K to measure anxiety in college students. Participant variables (sex and major) were also investigated. The results indicated a significant correlation between Y2K anxiety and trait anxiety. A significant sex difference on the level of trait anxiety and Y2K anxiety was also found. Results also showed a significant difference between science and technology majors and other majors on trait anxiety and Y2K anxiety. Discussion is presented concerning the reasons for these differences. The new Y2K anxiety questionnaire is suggested as a valid measure of future anxiety regarding the coming millennium.
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