Faculty Publications

Title

Development and psychometric properties of the student worry questionnaire-30

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Psychological Reports

Volume

88

Issue

1

First Page

277

Last Page

290

Abstract

Described are the development and initial psychometric properties (Ns = 50 and 188) of a self-report measure, the Student Worry Questionnaire-30, for use with college undergraduates. Exploratory principal components analyses (Ns = 388, 350, and 396) with oblimin rotation indicated six domains of worrisome thinking, financial-related concerns, significant others' well-being, social adequacy concerns, academic concerns, and general anxiety symptoms. The total score and scale scores showed internal consistency of .80 to .94. Also, test-retest reliability analyses (.75 to .80) support consistency of responses over 4 wk. Strong evidence for convergent validity was indicated. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the fit of the 6-factor oblique model. Limitations of the present studies, and directions for research are discussed.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2001

DOI of published version

10.2466/pr0.2001.88.1.277

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