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ERIC Number: EJ882792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1537-4416
The Assessment of Anxiety Symptoms in Preschool-Aged Children: The Revised Preschool Anxiety Scale
Edwards, Susan L.; Rapee, Ronald M.; Kennedy, Susan J.; Spence, Susan H.
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v39 n3 p400-409 2010
The purpose of this study was to test the validity and factorial structure of a modified version of the Preschool Anxiety Scale (Spence, Rapee, McDonald, & Ingram, 2001). The measure was completed by 764 mothers and 418 fathers of children aged 3 to 5 years. After removing, two items tapping obsessive compulsive symptoms, confirmatory factor analysis showed that a four-factor model (social anxiety, generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, specific fears) all loading on a higher order "anxiety" factor, provided an optimal fit for the data. The total scale and 4 subscales showed strong internal consistency (alphas = 0.72-0.92), 12-month stability y (rs = 0.60-0.75) and maternal/paternal agreement (rs = 0.60-0.75). Scores on the scale also showed expected correlations with a measure of emotional distress, diagnosed anxiety disorders, and behavioral indicators of anxiety. (Contains 1 footnote and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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