Effects of exposure to rocket attacks on adolescent distress and violence: A 4-year longitudinal study Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVE: The effects of Israeli adolescents' exposure to rocket attacks over time were examined, focusing on anxiety, depression, aggression, and violence commission. METHOD: A sample of 362 adolescents from southern Israel was followed from 2008 through 2011 with four annual assessments. Measures included exposure to rocket attacks (gauging whether children were affected by rocket attacks, both directly and indirectly, through friends and family), anxiety (items from the State Anxiety Inventory), depression …

publication date

  • June 1, 2013