Spanish version of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS)

Laura Hernández-Guzmán, Graciela Bermúdez-Ornelas, Susan H. Spence, Manuel Jorge González Montesinos, José I. Martínez-Guerrero, Javier Aguilar Villalobos, Julia Gallegos Guajardo

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Abstract

Five hundred and fifty four school children, 8 to 12 years of age, completed the Spanish version of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS), the ITA-UNAM, which measures anxiety in children, and the CES-D measuring depression. The study investigated the structural model of the SCAS found by Spence. Two models were tested using confirmatory factor analysis: one 38-item and a second 32-item model, both involving 6 related first-order factors loading in a higher-order factor. The 38-item model provided a reasonably good ft, confirming the one reported by Spence. However, the second model provided the best ft of the data. Both models coincide with the most common anxiety disorders classified by the DSM-IV-TR. Further psychometric analyses reinforced construct validity of the SCAS and showed acceptable internal consistency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-24
Number of pages12
JournalRevista Latinoamericana de Psicologia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Structural Models
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Anxiety Disorders
structural model
Psychometrics
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
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Statistical Factor Analysis
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Depression

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Hernández-Guzmán, L., Bermúdez-Ornelas, G., Spence, S. H., Montesinos, M. J. G., Martínez-Guerrero, J. I., Villalobos, J. A., & Guajardo, J. G. (2010). Spanish version of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS). Revista Latinoamericana de Psicologia, 13-24.
Hernández-Guzmán, Laura ; Bermúdez-Ornelas, Graciela ; Spence, Susan H. ; Montesinos, Manuel Jorge González ; Martínez-Guerrero, José I. ; Villalobos, Javier Aguilar ; Guajardo, Julia Gallegos. / Spanish version of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS). In: Revista Latinoamericana de Psicologia. 2010 ; pp. 13-24.
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Hernández-Guzmán L, Bermúdez-Ornelas G, Spence SH, Montesinos MJG, Martínez-Guerrero JI, Villalobos JA et al. Spanish version of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS). Revista Latinoamericana de Psicologia. 2010 Jan 1;13-24.