Gift Guide

Bibliotherapy and anxiety levels of 5th graders.

More About This Textbook


Bibliotherapy is defined as the use of books to help individuals solve problems. The purpose of this study was to determine whether bibliotherapy has an effect on the anxiety levels of students as measured by the Beck Anxiety Inventory for Youth. Although there have been studies relating bibliotherapy with a single stressful situation, there has been little to no research relating bibliotherapy with stress in general. Theories underlying this study include the theory of emotional intelligence, reader response theory, theory of differentiation, and the transactional model of stress theory. The sample included 2 groups of 5th graders in a local educational setting in a southern U.S. state. Group A received 2 weeks of bibliotherapy intervention including 3, one hour lessons per week while Group B received traditional story time for 3 sessions per week. After treatment, the groups were again administered the Beck Anxiety Rating Scale inventory. Measurements of anxiety were compared between the two groups and an analysis of covariance was computed and analyzed. A between-subjects measure, as well as a within-subjects measure was also compared after categorizing participants in low stress or high stress. The findings suggested a significant relationship between the use of bibliotherapy and lower levels of anxiety. The implications for social change are that the findings may add to the body of knowledge for educators and parents about a coping strategy, bibliotherapy, which is gaining momentum in the fight against childhood stress and anxiety.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032596509
  • Publisher: ProQuest LLC
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 110

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)