Of interest were potential differences between groups in (1) worries described; (2) salience of worries; and (3) associations between self-efficacy, anxiety, and worry within groups.
Participants completed a 'worry' interview, the General Self Efficacy Scale-12 and the Glasgow Anxiety Scale-LD. RESULTS. It was found that the ID group's most salient worries (being bullied, losing someone they are dependent upon, failing in life, followed by making and keeping friends) were largely different from their non-disabled peers (getting a job, followed by not having enough surplus money, failing, and having to make decisions about their future choices) at this stage of transition.
Not only was there a difference in the nature of worries expressed, but the intellectually disabled group also reported ruminating significantly more about their worries and being more distressed by them. CONCLUSION. Obtaining insight into worries at transition may help to target efforts at increasing these young people's resilience.
Clinical applications of the findings are discussed.
DOI - The British journal of clinical psychology / the British Psychological Society (DOI)