Psychometric Evaluation of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents and the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Childrenconstruct Validity and Normative Data
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.
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Storch, Eric A.; Masia, Carrie; Dent, Heather C.; Roberti, Jonathan W.; and Fisher, Paige H., "Psychometric Evaluation of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents and the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Childrenconstruct Validity and Normative Data" (2004). Department of Psychology Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 394.