WORRY IN IRANIAN CHILDREN: STANDARDIZATION AND VALIDATION OF CHILDREN'S WORRY SCALE
Sahebi, A., Ahmadi, A., Islami, Shasinia, B., Ferdowsi University and Mazaheri, M. A., Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
Iranian children and adolescents were evaluated with Worry Scale (Perrin & Last, 1997). The main study involved the examination of factor structure, internal consistency, and convergent and discriminant validity of scale in school sample (N=500). The measure was found to be unifactorial and possess favorable reliability and validity. The Children Worry Scale CWS) is a 31- item self report measure of worrisome thoughts. This measure was translated and adopted from perrin and Last's Worry Scale (Perrin & Last, 1997, Journal of clinical Child Psychology, 1997. pp 181-189). High internal consistency coefficients (Cronbach's Alpha) were found for the CWS. Total worry scores on the scale were significantly correlated with total scores of Children's Negative Affectivity Scale (Ronan, Kendall & Rowe, 1994). Key words: Worry Scale for children. Worry. Worrisome thoughts, Negative affectivity. Iranian children.