ERIC Number: EJ1080175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
The Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale-Second Edition Short Form: Examination of the Psychometric Properties of a Brief Measure of General Anxiety in a Sample of Children and Adolescents
Lowe, Patricia A.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v33 n8 p719-730 Dec 2015
The psychometric properties of a new, brief measure, the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale-Second Edition (RCMAS-2) Short Form, were examined in a sample of 1,003 U.S. elementary and secondary students. The RCMAS-2 Short Form consists of the first 10 items of the RCMAS-2. The results of confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the modified one-factor model provided an adequate fit for students in Grades 2 to 12. The results of tests of measurement invariance supported configural, weak, and strong invariance of the RCMAS-2 Short Form across gender and configural, weak, and partial strong invariance of the RCMAS-2 Short Form across age. Gender and age differences were also examined on the RCMAS-2 Short Form. The results of latent mean analyses indicated that adolescents (ages 12-19) and females had significantly higher factor means than children (ages 7-11) and males, respectively, on the RCMAS-2 Short Form. Moderate correlations between the RCMAS-2 Short Form scores and scores of measures of test anxiety were found. Implications of the findings for researchers and clinicians who work with children and adolescents are discussed.
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Anxiety, Psychometrics, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Factor Analysis, Goodness of Fit, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Correlation, Scores, Test Anxiety, Construct Validity, Reliability, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Manifest Anxiety Scale