environment on it, this research was designed to evaluate and compare the anxiety level between
the adolescents who living in parenteral home and those who were institutionalized.
Methods and Materials: The number of samples was 268 (134 in parenteral home and 134 in
institutionalized group). The Cattell Anxiety Questionnaires was used as the device of study. The
statistical analysis was performed by the significance bearing discrepancy between two
independent ratios (z test).
Results: The results showed meaningful difference in sever anxiety scores between adolescents
living in parental home and in institutions, a significant difference between boys within different life
place (P<0.01) and girls within those groups was observed (P<0.001). Also meaningful difference
between boys and girls without considering their life place in moderate (P<0.04) and sever anxiety
scores was demonstrated (P<0.001).
Conclusions: The results suggest that institutionalized adolescents and girls are more sensitive to
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