Reliability and validity of the chinese version of the social anxiety scale for adolescents

Xinyue Zhou, Qian Xu, Cándido J. Inglés, María D. Hidalgo, Annette M La Greca

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Abstract

This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A) in a sample of 296 adolescents (49% boys) in Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 with a mean age of 15.52 years. Confirmatory factor analysis replicated the three-factor structure of the SAS-A in the Chinese sample: Fear of Negative Evaluation (FNE), Social Avoidance and Distress in New Situations (SAD-New), and Social Avoidance and Distress-General (SAD-General). Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were appropriate. The results also revealed a clear and predictable pattern of relationships between the SAS-A and the Questionnaire about Interpersonal Difficulties for Adolescents and the International Personality Item Pool. Chinese boys reported greater SAD-General than Chinese girls, and this difference increased with grade. The SAS-A scores were compared to previously collected data from the USA and Spain, revealing that Chinese adolescents scored significantly higher in social anxiety than American and Spanish adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-200
Number of pages16
JournalChild Psychiatry and Human Development
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008

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Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Cross-cultural
  • Social anxiety
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Reliability and validity of the chinese version of the social anxiety scale for adolescents. / Zhou, Xinyue; Xu, Qian; Inglés, Cándido J.; Hidalgo, María D.; La Greca, Annette M.

In: Child Psychiatry and Human Development, Vol. 39, No. 2, 01.06.2008, p. 185-200.

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Zhou, Xinyue ; Xu, Qian ; Inglés, Cándido J. ; Hidalgo, María D. ; La Greca, Annette M. / Reliability and validity of the chinese version of the social anxiety scale for adolescents. In: Child Psychiatry and Human Development. 2008 ; Vol. 39, No. 2. pp. 185-200.
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