The aim of the study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the SCARED (41 item version), a self-report scale devised to detect symptoms of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. The study was carried out on a sample of 487 pupils aged between 9 and 17, who were administered a socioeconomic questionnaire and the Spanish versions of the STAIC and SCARED. Our results support the five-factor structure of the SCARED, as the authors pointed out in their original work. Four factors have been identified as anxiety disorders in DSM-IV and the fifth as School Phobia. Cronbach's alpha coefficient as a whole was. 83 and scale reliability ranged between. 44 and. 72. These values remain stable over time (test-retest correlations between. 55 and. 76). Concurrent validity with the STAIC performed as expected: for the trait scale correlations between 35 and 60 and for the state scale between 13 and 28. This Spanish version of the SCARED may be considered a good instrument for the early detection of anxiety symptoms and disorders in Spanish-speaking children and adolescent populations. © Copyright 2011: de los Editores de Ansiedad y Estrés.
|Journal||Ansiedad y Estres|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|
- Psychometric properties