Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 383–392 | Cite as

Teacher Awareness of Anxiety Symptoms in Children

  • Ann E. Layne
  • Gail A. Bernstein
  • John S. March


The present study aimed to determine which anxiety symptoms in children are associated with teacher awareness and whether teacher awareness differs according to student age and gender. The Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC) was completed by 453 second through fifth grade students and teachers nominated the three most anxious students in their classrooms. A multivariate analysis of variance was conducted with MASC scale scores as the dependent variables. Children identified by teachers as anxious had significantly higher levels of overall anxiety, physiological anxiety, social anxiety, and separation anxiety. Overall, teacher awareness did not differ based on student age or gender.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann E. Layne
    • 1
  • Gail A. Bernstein
    • 1
  • John S. March
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryUniversity of Minnesota Medical SchoolMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Child and Family Study Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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