Psychometric properties of the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory-Child version in a Swedish clinical sample
2013 (English)In: Journal of Anxiety Disorders, ISSN 0887-6185, E-ISSN 1873-7897, Vol. 27, no 5, 503-511 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children (SPAI-C) is a 26 item, empirically derived self-report instrument developed for assessing social phobic fears in children. Evidence for satisfactory psychometric properties of the SPAI-C has been found in multiple community studies. Since its development, however, no study has presented an extensive psychometric evaluation of SPAI-C in a sample of carefully diagnosed children with social phobia. The present study sought to replicate and expand previous studies by administrating the SPAI-C to a sample of 59 children that fulfilled DSM-IV criteria for social phobia, and 49 children with no social phobia diagnosis. An exploratory factor analysis resulted in a three factor solution reflecting: (1) fear of social interactions, (2) fear of public performance situations, and (3) physical and cognitive symptoms connected with social phobia. These factors appear to parallel domains of social phobia also evident in adults. The SPAI-C total scale and each factor was found to possess good internal consistency, good test–retest reliability and was generally strongly correlated with both self-report and clinician measures of anxiety and fears. The discriminative properties of the total scale were satisfactory.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 27, no 5, 503-511 p.
Social anxiety, Psychometric properties, Social Phobia Anxiety Inventory for Children, Children and adolescents
Medical and Health Sciences Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-93930DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2013.06.004ISI: 000324348600009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-93930DiVA: diva2:650122