Psychometric evaluation of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents and the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children: Construct validity and normative data

Eric A. Storch, Carrie Masia-Warner, Heather C. Dent, Jonathan W. Roberti, Paige H. Fisher

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Abstract

This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A) and Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children (SPAI-C) in a sample of 1147 adolescents aged 13-17 years. The fit indices of confirmatory factor analyses were comparable to those obtained in prior studies and supported the hypothesized models of the SAS-A and SPAI-C. The internal consistency was good and 12-month test-retest reliability modest for both measures. A significant, positive correlation was found between the SAS-A and SPAI-C, showing that these measures assess related, but relatively independent constructs of social anxiety and phobia. These findings support the use of the SAS-A and SPAI-C with adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-679
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Anxiety Disorders
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Aug 2004

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Psychometrics
  • Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents
  • Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children
  • Social anxiety

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