Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents and School Anxiety Inventory: Psychometric properties in French adolescents

Beatriz Delgado, José M. García-Fernández, María C. Martínez-Monteagudo, Cándido J. Inglés, Juan C. Marzo, Annette M. La Greca, Mandarine Hugon

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School and social anxiety are common problems and have a significant impact on youths’ development. Nevertheless, the questionnaires to assess these anxious symptoms in French adolescents have limitations. The aim of this study is to provide a French version of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A) and the School Anxiety Inventory (SAI), analysing their psychometric properties by the factor structure, internal consistency, and convergent validity. The SAS-A and the SAI were collectively administered in a sample of 1011 French adolescents (48.5% boys) ranging in age from 11 to 18 years. Confirmatory factor analyses replicated the previously identified correlated three-factor structure of the SAS-A and the correlated four-factor structure of the SAI. Acceptable internal consistency indexes were found for SAS-A and SAI scores. Correlations supported the convergent validity of the questionnaires’ subscales. Overall, results supported the internal consistency and validity of the French versions of the SAS-A and SAI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-26
Number of pages14
JournalChild Psychiatry and Human Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 15 2019


  • Adolescence
  • France
  • School anxiety
  • Self-report
  • Social anxiety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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