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Title: An anxious time? : exploring the worries experienced by people with a mild to moderate intellectual disability at the stage of transition to adulthood
Author: Forte, Marisa F.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2684 8878
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2009
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Background: This exploratory study examined the content and salience of worries experienced by young people with mild intellectual disabilities (ID) at transition to adulthood. Self-efficacy and anxiety in relation to worry was also examined. Fifty-two participants (17-20 years) took part; 26 with mild ID and 26 typically developing adults. Participants were recruited from a college in Glasgow. Materials and Methods: Of interest were potential differences between groups in i) worries described, ii) salience of worries, and iii) relationship between self-efficacy, anxiety, and worry within groups. Participants completed a ‘worry’ interview, the General Self Efficacy Scale-12, Glasgow Anxiety Scale-LD, and Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence. Results: People with ID identified different worries from typically developing people. There were also significant differences in rumination and distress between groups, and associations between anxiety and distress. Conclusions: Obtaining insight into worries at transition may facilitate guidance opportunities. Clinical applications of the findings are discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology