Faculty Publications

Title

The beck anxiety inventory: Psychometric properties in a community population

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Beck Anxiety Inventory, factor analyses, norms

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment

Volume

15

Issue

4

First Page

287

Last Page

297

Abstract

This study presents data on the norms and psychometric properties of the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), using a sample of 225 community adult volunteers. Maximum-likelihood confirmatory factor analyses of previously published models of the BAI: a two-factor model and a five-factor model, showed that the fit of each model was unacceptable. Also, the fit of the single-factor model was poor. Exploratory principal-components analyses with varimax and oblique rotations suggested four BAI components within this sample. Satisfactory levels of reliability were established for the BAI subscales. Finally, the relations between the BAI total and subscale scores and a related measure of anxiety and with another self-report measure of psychological distress were examined. © 1993 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

Original Publication Date

12-1-1993

DOI of published version

10.1007/BF00965034

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