Faculty Publications

Title

The Beck Anxiety Inventory: Reexamination of factor structure and psychometric properties

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Clinical Psychology

Volume

53

Issue

1

First Page

7

Last Page

14

Abstract

Several exploratory factor-analytic studies of the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI; Beck, Epstein, Brown, and Steer, 1988) have reported two, four, and five factors. This study evaluated the fit of four competing models to data provided by a sample of 350 undergraduates. Results of the initial confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) provided strong support for the fit of the four-factor oblique model. Next, we respecified the four-factor model as a single second-order BAI. Results showed that the second-order model also provided adequate fit to the data. Evidence also supported the psychometric indices of reliability and convergent validity. Finally, we examined the relation of the BAI to several demographic variables. Limitations of the study are discussed.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1997

DOI of published version

10.1002/(SICI)1097-4679(199701)53:1<7::AID-JCLP2>3.0.CO;2-S

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