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ERIC Number: EJ876999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
The Development and Validation of a Spanish Language Version of the Test Anxiety Inventory for Children and Adolescents
Unruh, Susan M.; Lowe, Patricia A.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v32 n1 p164-183 2010
This study details the development and validation of a Spanish language version of the Test Anxiety Inventory for Children and Adolescents (TAICA) for elementary and secondary students. In this study, the TAICA was adapted and administered to a sample of 197 students, 87 males and 110 females, aged 9 to 19 years, in Grades 4 to 12. Results of an exploratory factor analysis and item content analysis revealed that the factor structure and the items on the different dimensions of the Test Anxiety Inventory for Children and Adolescents-Spanish version (TAICA-S) were similar to the TAICA. Internal consistency reliability estimates for the TAICA-S scores ranged from 0.68 to 0.93 for the total sample and male and female subsamples. Gender differences on the TAICA-S were noted, with females scoring higher than males on the Worry subscale. Implications of the findings for educators and mental health experts who work with Hispanic elementary and secondary students are discussed. (Contains 1 note and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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