ERIC Number: EJ718013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 70
Assessing the Reliability of the Beck Anxiety Inventory Scores
de Ayala, R. J.; Vonderharr-Carlson, D. J.; Kim, Doyoung
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v65 n5 p742-756 2005
Anxiety is one of the most pervasive symptoms seen in clinical psychological disorders. The Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) is a popular measure to assess the construct of anxiety. This study was concerned with an examination of potential study factors that are associated with the variability of the reliability estimates of the BAI scores. A review of the literature involving the BAI showed that more than 57% of the publications either did not mention reliability estimates for BAI scores or presented secondary reliability estimates. This meta-analysis of coefficient alpha and test-retest reliability estimates showed that diagnostic classification of participants and the within-study BAI score variability were related to the magnitude of the reliability estimates.
Descriptors: Anxiety, Test Reliability, Measures (Individuals), Psychological Evaluation, Scores, Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Anxiety Inventory