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ERIC Number: EJ891089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Initial Validation of the Children's Worry Management Scale
Zeman, Janice Lillian; Cassano, Michael; Suveg, Cynthia; Shipman, Kimberly
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v19 n4 p381-392 Aug 2010
We investigated the psychometric properties of a new instrument, the Children's Worry Management Scale (CWMS). The CWMS has three subscales that specify methods of regulating worry: inhibition (the suppression of worry), dysregulation (exaggerated displays of worry), and coping (constructive ways of managing worry). Using a Caucasian, middle-class sample of 214 children (M = 9 years, 1 month), Study 1 provides reliability and validity data through patterns of correlations to parent- and child-completed measures of emotion management and behavioral problems. Internal consistencies range from 0.69 to 0.74. Study 2 establishes discriminant validity by demonstrating that the CWMS Dysregulation and Coping subscales differentiated, in the expected directions, between a group of children (n = 27) with DSM-IV anxiety diagnoses and a control group of children with no psychological disorders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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