Ramona Cardillo, Irene Vincenzi, Anna Gallani

Spatial tasks and emotional factors: A study conducted with the Italian adaptation of the Child Spatial Anxiety Questionnaire (CSAQ)

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Keywords: Spatial Tasks; Anxiety; Spatial Anxiety; Emotional Factors; Primary-School Children.

The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between the spatial anxiety, experienced by children when they imagine to perform spatial tasks, verbal and spatial reasoning indexes and attentional and behavioural aspects. The spatial anxiety is assessed using the Italian adaptation of the Child Spatial Anxiety Questionnaire (CSAQ; Ramirez, Gunderson, Levine e Beilock, 2012). Results provide normative data based on the responses of 409 (206 M and 203 F) primary school children (mean age = 105.6 months, DS = 8.07). A good reliability of the questionnaire and gender and age differences in spatial anxiety manifestation emerge. In addition, negative correlations with verbal and spatial reasoning and positive correlations with inattention and ADHD indexes emerge for spatial anxiety illustrating its complex sources.

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