Fear of water in children and adults: etiology and familial effects.

@article{Graham1997FearOW,
  title={Fear of water in children and adults: etiology and familial effects.},
  author={Jenny Graham and Elizabeth A. Gaffan},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={
          91-108
        }
}
Water-fearful children (non-swimmers. 5-8 yrs and adults (non-swimmers or late learners, 23-73 yr) were compared with non-fearful controls of similar swimming ability. Parallel assessments were carried out with children and adults to investigate water-related experiences, water fear and competence in parents and siblings, and the relationship of water fear to other fear dimensions. Children were assessed behaviorally and by self and mother's report, adults by self-report. In neither children… CONTINUE READING
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