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Anxiety and happiness as opposite emotional states in childhood

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Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2018, 8(2), 65-77; https://doi.org/10.30552/ejihpe.v8i2.245 (registering DOI)
Received: 15 January 2018 / Revised: 20 May 2018 / Accepted: 13 July 2018 / Published: 13 July 2018
Emotions should not be ignored and it is fundamental in life to know how to react appropriately to them. This reality, becomes a very important weapon with which to face life successfully. For this reason, this work has as main objective to analyze the types and levels of anxiety and happiness, according to age, gender, culture and socioeconomic and cultural, as well as the relationships that could be given between both variables. To make it possible we focused on 764 participants from seven educational centers; 74.2% of the total were Muslims and 25.8% belonged to the Christian religion, 53.2% were male and 46.8% female. The techniques used in this survey were the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAIC) as well Happiness questionnaire, built for its use. The results reflect low levels in anxiety and high in happiness. Both variables are influenced in a very different way by the sociodemographic factors of age, gender, culture and socioeconomic and cultural, conversely. We found statistically significant relationship between anxiety and happiness. This relationship was inversely proportional. So, it is possible to consider this variables opposite emotional states.
Keywords: Emotions; emotional states; anxiety; happiness; multicultural context Emotions; emotional states; anxiety; happiness; multicultural context
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Pulido Acosta, F.; Herrera Clavero, F. Anxiety and happiness as opposite emotional states in childhood. Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2018, 8, 65-77.

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