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ERIC Number: EJ815576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
The Child Anxiety Scale as a Potential Screening Device for Bullying in Young Children
Gillis, John S.; Nadeau, Natalie; Claybourne, Marvin
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v5 p71-76 2005
The 20 item Child Anxiety Scale (CAS) was administered to 343 elementary school children. Unweighted Least Squares extraction with oblique rotation produced 3 correlated primary factors that were interpreted as matching factors C, L and O of the Sixteen Personality Factors questionnaire for adults. Of particular interest was the factor L pattern which has never been identified before with children. Since the items most highly loading on factor L conveyed a sense of being persecuted by other children, scores on this dimension may prove useful in screening for bullying. Higher order factor analysis confirmed the hypothesis of a general anxiety factor. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
University of Newcastle. School of Education, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A