Israeli parents' worries about their school-age children

Uri Yanay, Rami Benbenishty

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This study describes the worries of Israeli parents regarding their school-age children. A total of 1,751 parents responded to a survey asking how worried they were about their children with regard to a list of 13 worries. Parents worried most frequently about a terrorist attack on their children, followed by injury in a traffic accident, injury during military service, and serious illness. Parents worried more about boys, mothers worried more than fathers, and parents with college degrees worried less than others. Results indicate that parents worry less when they feel they have some control over the risks their children face. Increasing parents' control over these risks may be a role for social work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-158
Number of pages9
JournalFamilies in Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


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