Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Recent studies have demonstrated that there is an incidence rate of seventeen out of one thousand students who are affected by school phobia (Kennedy, 1965). School phobia, the refusal to attend school, does not favor a particular sex, socio-economic group, birth order, or age (McDonald & Shepard, 1976). This fear not only reveals itself as an emotional problem, but often has physical symptoms as well. These students may have the physical symptoms of stomach aches, nausea, paleness, trembling, an inability to move, dizziness, and sleep disturbances. They may also be picky eaters because of these physical symptoms. It is a painful and frightening experience for children and it is also a frustrating problem for parents and school personnel.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1992 Linda K. Riniker
Riniker, Linda K., "School phobia: Causes and counseling approaches" (1992). Graduate Research Papers. 3224.