The most interesting part of the literature for me is that formerly disadvantaged children living in South Africa have the highest levels of fear. the reason why I as an individual find it interesting is because majority of the people living in the republic of south Africa are previously disadvantaged, with this being the case it could lead to the country being inhabited by a population which majority is living in high levels of fear which will have a negative impact on the future of the country.
Previously disadvantaged children living in South Africa have higher fear levels than the white children. Previously disadvantaged children feared violence more than what white children feared it. White children have been found to have the least amount of fear for medical factors.
The reason for this catastrophe is mainly due to the fact that the democratic government that came into power did not live up to its promise to the poverty stricken people of the population. In some cases the parents of the children are also to blame with the difficulties the children are facing due to the fact that the parents are portraying a negative way of life resulting in the children also becoming negative in the things they do.
FSSC-R: it has previously been used on American, Australian, Chinese and Nigerian children and it is language efficient. According to gullone the fear list instrument is yet to prove its reliability.Yes, according to my own knowledge an abstract should sum up the whole article. The article reviewed has an abstract which is properly structured. The findings of the research are well summed up in the abstract.
Burkhardt, K., Loxton, H., & Muris, P. (2003). Fears and fearfulness in South African children. Behaviour Change, 20(2), 94-102.