ERIC Number: ED045700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-8
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The School Anxiety Questionnaire: Theory, Instrument, and Summary of Results.
Dunn, James A.
The School Anxiety Questionnaire (SAQ) is a 105-item, multiple-choice instrument designed to measure five aspects of anxiety behavior: 1) Recitation Anxiety; 2) Test Anxiety; 3) Report Card Anxiety; 4) Achievement Anxiety; and 5) Failure Anxiety. The five scales are typically 13 or 14 items in length and have reliability in the middle to high .80's. The factor structure of the SAQ is relatively well defined, and replicates across age groups in the upper elementary school grades. Means and standard deviations of SAQ score by grade level are reported. In the age span studied (grades 3 through 6) significant increases with age are noted in Recitation Anxiety, a slight decrease with age is seen in Test and Failure Anxiety, and slight sex differences are seen in Report Card Anxiety. A significant relationship between teacher behavior and children's school anxiety is reported. There also appears to be a trend toward predictable variation in school anxiety as a function of the school year. Results indicate continued use of SAQ as a tentative research instrument. A bibliography, an appendix describing test administration procedures, and a factorial analysis of questions are included. (Author/AE)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Assn. Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, September 8, 1970