The Relationship Between Anxiety and Controlling Behavior

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Northern Kentucky University
"Research suggests that those with anxiety tend to feel the need to control things around them in order to feel at ease. However, controlling behavior has never been identified as a coping strategy, and very little is known about this behavior in the realms of anxiety. This crosssectional, self-administered survey will examine the prevalence of controlling behavior and how it is associated with anxiety. The results from this survey are expected to show that there is a direct relationship between anxiety and controlling behavior. These findings can aid social workers and other mental health professionals in the fight against anxiety."
2021 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Anxiety, Self-protective behavior, Anxiety disorders