ERIC Number: EJ1099063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
Examination of the Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale-Version 2 and the Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale-Straightforward Items Factor Structure in a Sample of U.S. College Students
Liu, Liu; Lowe, Patricia A.
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v31 n2 p122-138 Jun 2016
The current study examined the factor structure of the Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation-Straightforward Items (BFNE-S) and the Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation-Version 2 (BFNE-II) among 151 college students from the United States. Results indicated that the BFNE-S and the BFNE-II scores demonstrated excellent internal consistency reliability. Single-group confirmatory factor analyses found that compared with the BFNE-II, the BFNE-S demonstrated a superior fit for the unitary theoretical model. Together, these findings suggest that the BFNE-S appears to be a better measure for assessing fear of negative evaluation in U.S. college students.
Descriptors: Fear, Measures (Individuals), Factor Structure, College Students, Test Validity, Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Likert Scales
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