Relations Between Behavioral Inhibition, Big Five Personality Factors, and Anxiety Disorder Symptoms in Non-Clinical and Clinically Anxious Children

Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 04/27/2012

Results indicated that, compared to parents of non–clinical children, parents of clinically anxious children rated their offspring higher on neuroticism and behavioral inhibition, but lower on extraversion, conscientiousness, and intellect/openness. Higher levels of behavioral inhibition and neuroticism were unique and significant predictors of anxiety disorders symptoms.

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