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State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAI-C)

The STAI-C consists of two 20-item scales, one assessing state anxiety (A-State) and the other trait anxiety (A-Trait). The former quantifies short-term, situation specific anxiety, while the latter addresses feelings of anxiety in general. Responses to each item are on a three-point scale ranging from "hardly ever" to "often" true. Each scale produces a total score which can be compared with one another to determine the more problematic anxiety type.

state anxiety, trait anxiety, anxiety, children
John Seeley
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Citation and Copyright

Spielberger CD, Edwards CD, Montuori J, Lushene R (1973), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children. Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologist Press
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Multi-Health Systems Inc.

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Assessment Modality

Respondent

Instrument Details

Children ages 6-14
20 minutes
40
A-State
A-Trait

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Manual

Psychometric Properties

Psychometrics for State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAI-C) - John Seeley
Psychometrics for State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAI-C) - John Seeley