publication . Article . Other literature type . 1988

Development of the Social Anxiety Scale for Children: Reliability and Concurrent Validity

Annette M. La Greca; Kimberly Shaw; Patricia Wick; Wendy L. Stone; Susan Kraslow Dandes;
  • Published: 01 Mar 1988 Journal: Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, volume 17, pages 84-91 (issn: 0047-228X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Although potentially important for understanding children's peer relationships, the construct of social anxiety in children has received very limited attention. The present study reports on the development of the Social Anxiety Scale for Children (SASC), a 10-item self-report measure. A total of 287 second through sixth graders completed the SASC and a self-report measure of trait anxiety (Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale) and were assessed on their peer status using peer nomination and peer rating sociometric measures. Factor analysis yielded two factors for the SASC: fear of negative evaluation (FNE) and social avoidance and distress (SAD). These fact...
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: General Medicine, Trait anxiety, Concurrent validity, Developmental psychology, Test validity, Psychology, Manifest Anxiety Scale, Distress, Fear of negative evaluation, Social anxiety, Peer relationships, Clinical psychology
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