Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

William Pfohl, Doris Redfield, Robert Simpson

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The Children's Anxiety Management Program (C.A.M.P.) was designed as a preventive program to be carried out over an academic year with fifth and sixth grade children. The program was designed to help teach the children different methods of coping with stress and anxiety. It was written in a curriculum format allowing for integration into a daily classroom routine. Eighty-seven children were pretested and posttested with the Children's School Questionnaire (CSQ) which measured these factors: School Anxiety, Defensiveness, and Self-Disparagement. The CSQ along with student and teacher kept logbooks aided in the final evaluation of C.A.M.P.. The statistical evaluation of the program consisted of a mixed factorial ANOVA (two grade levels by three CSQ factors). The results showed that there were no significant differences at the .05 alpha level between groups (fifth vs. sixth grade) or within groups (School Anxiety vs. Defensiveness vs. Self-Disparagement measures). Neither was there a significant groups by trials interaction. Program modifications and opportunities for further research are presented.


Child Psychology | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences