ATTENTION PROPERTIES DEPEND ON ANXIETY LEVEL IN ADOLESCENCE
I.H. Bulataeva, I.A. Ageeva, I.A. Lysenkova, A.V. Nelyubova, O.A. Corjova
Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Adolescents with high levels of anxiety demonstrated such problems in voluntary attention as lower rate stability over time, performance accuracy below the age norms and closer to the pathology, low performance rate, lack of rate reduction as the number of errors was increasing. The adolescents also showed high levels of hostility and depression. Compared with adolescents in the other groups, high-anxiety teenagers describe and experience their emotional state as uncomfortable. Furthermore, adolescents with high levels of anxiety show more symptoms of psychosocial maladjustment: lower level of self-acceptance, low estimation of their personal qualities, self-dissatisfaction, uncertainty in their attractiveness for other people, low tolerance to other people, their weaknesses and shortcomings, disposition to negative evaluation of the others, desire to maintain distance in communication with the others.
Keywords: attention, anxiety, adolescence.