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Table 1 Anxiety symptoms in elementary, middle, and high school students. MASC total and subfactor T- scores (mean ± SE) are compared among the three groups of students.

From: The role of anxiety symptoms in school performance in a community sample of children and adolescents

  Elementary School (E) Middle School (M) High School (H) ANOVA Post-hoc contrasts
     F p  
N 131 267 80    
Males 65 116 41    
Age (mean ± SD) 10.49 ± 0.95 12.59 ± 1.07 14.07 ± 0.89    
MASC Total 48.20 ± 0.89 48.95 ± 0.62 50.07 ± 1.15 0.8 0.439  
Physical Symptoms 50.32 ± 0.87 53.77 ± 0.61 51.44 ± 1.12 5.6 0.003 M>E; M >H;H = E
Harm Avoidance 41.03 ± 0.84 41.53 ± 0.59 41.56 ± 1.09 0.12 0.880  
Social Anxiety 52.36 ± 0.86 52.73 ± 0.60 53.83 ± 1.15 0.56 0.571  
Separation/Panic 45.90 ± 0.87 48.59 ± 0.61 50.05 ± 1.13 4.9 0.008 M>E; M = H; H>E