ERIC Number: ED186445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Factor Analytic Study of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children.
Hedl, John J., Jr.
Kindergarten, first, second, third and fourth grade disadvantaged Black children were given the A-State and A-Trait scales of Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAIC). For the grades K-2 samples, the STAIC A-State scale was administered under two stress conditions: mathematics and communication achievement tests. The A-State scale was administered under one non-stress condition to the grades 3-4 sample. Factor analyses of the data identified three factors: trait anxiety, and two separate state anxiety factors corresponding to the reversed and non-reversed scale items. Similar factor patterns were observed for both males and females at all grade levels. These results were interpreted as providing supporting evidence for the state-trait distinction in anxiety research. (Author/BH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: State Trait Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Houston, TX, February 1979).