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A measure of anxiety symptoms among children.
  • S. Spence
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Behaviour research and therapy
  • 1 May 1998
TLDR
The results of confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses supported six factors consistent with the hypothesized diagnostic categories of anxiety, with support also for a model in which the 1st-order factors loaded significantly on a single 2nd-order factor of anxiety in general.
Structure of anxiety symptoms among children: a confirmatory factor-analytic study.
  • S. Spence
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of abnormal psychology
  • 1997
TLDR
The degree to which anxiety symptoms among children cluster into subtypes of anxiety problems consistent with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th edition) classification of anxiety disorders was examined, indicating an excellent fit of the data.
A parent-report measure of children's anxiety: psychometric properties and comparison with child-report in a clinic and normal sample.
TLDR
The SCAS-P is recommended as a screening instrument for normal children and as a diagnostic instrument in clinical settings and for both convergent and divergent validity: the measure correlated well with the parent report for internalizing symptoms, and lower with externalizing symptoms.
Social Skills Training with Children and Young People: Theory, Evidence and Practice.
  • S. Spence
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Child and adolescent mental health
  • 1 May 2003
TLDR
Social skills training (SST) aims to increase the ability to perform key social behaviours that are important in achieving success in social situations, and has become a widely accepted component of multi-method approaches to the treatment of many emotional, behavioural and developmental disorders.
The structure of anxiety symptoms among preschoolers.
TLDR
Results of confirmatory factor analyses indicated a superior fit for a five-correlated-factor model, reflecting areas of social phobia, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and fears of physical injury broadly consistent with DSM-IV diagnostic categories.
The etiology of social phobia: empirical evidence and an initial model.
TLDR
This paper reviews data from a variety of sources that have some bearing on questions of the origins of social fears and concludes with an initial model that draws together some of the current findings and aims to provide a platform for future research directions.
Psychometric properties of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale with young adolescents.
TLDR
The psychometric properties of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale were examined with 875 adolescents and showed support for a model in which the first-order factors loaded significantly on a single second-order factor of anxiety in general.
The role of parental anxiety in the treatment of childhood anxiety.
TLDR
At posttreatment, results indicated that within the child-anxiety-only condition, 82% of the children in theCBT condition no longer met criteria for an anxiety disorder compared with 80% in the CBT + PAM condition.
Social skills, social outcomes, and cognitive features of childhood social phobia.
TLDR
Compared with their nonanxious peers, social phobic children demonstrated lower expected performance and a higher level of negative self-talk on social-evaluative tasks and showed social skills deficits as assessed by self- and parent report, an assertiveness questionnaire, and direct behavioral observation.
The treatment of childhood social phobia: the effectiveness of a social skills training-based, cognitive-behavioural intervention, with and without parental involvement.
TLDR
There was a trend towards superior results when parents were involved in treatment, but this effect was not statistically significant.
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