In order to compare the mental health of migrant and sedentary children, the population was defined by 358 migrants children from the state of Guerrero between 9 to 13 years traveling with her parents to technology-intensive irrigation fields crops in northwest Mexico and compared with 150 children sedentary matched with its neighbors and friends, residents of the municipality of Acatlán, Guerrero, Mexico. The measurements were: anxiety scale for children-revised, depression questionnaire for children, and the inventory of childhood stress. The results of factor analysis are consistent dimensions and factor weights greater than .35. Findings indicate that 20% of migrant children had anxiety, 10.6% had depression, and 41.3% reported stress levels above the healthy range. The comparative analysis shows that migrant children are at greater risk of suffering from anxiety, depression and stress.
|Journal||Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais|
|State||Published - 2010|