The development of a six-item short-form of the state scale of the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI).

@article{Marteau1992TheDO,
  title={The development of a six-item short-form of the state scale of the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI).},
  author={Theresa M Marteau and Hilary Bekker},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={31 ( Pt 3)},
  pages={301-6}
}
Two studies are reported describing the development of a short-form of the state scale of the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) for use in circumstances where the full-form is inappropriate. Using item-remainder correlations, the most highly correlated anxiety-present and anxiety-absent items were combined, and correlated with scores obtained using the full-form of the STAI. Correlation coefficients greater than .90 were obtained using four and six items from the STAI. Acceptable… CONTINUE READING
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