The beck anxiety inventory: Psychometric properties in a community population
Beck Anxiety Inventory, factor analyses, norms
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
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.
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Osman, Augustine; Barrios, Francisco X.; Aukes, Diane; Osman, Joylene R.; and Markway, Kathleen, "The beck anxiety inventory: Psychometric properties in a community population" (1993). Faculty Publications. 4401.