The structure of worry: relations between positive/negative personality characteristics and the Penn State Worry Questionnaire.

@article{Olatunji2007TheSO,
  title={The structure of worry: relations between positive/negative personality characteristics and the Penn State Worry Questionnaire.},
  author={Bunmi O. Olatunji and Michele A. Schottenbauer and Benjamin F. Rodriguez and Carol R. Glass and Diane B. Arnkoff},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={540-53}
}
The present studies investigated the structure, correlates, and predictors of worry, as assessed by the Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ), in a large nonclinical sample (N=1439). Exploratory factor analysis of the PSWQ in Study 1 revealed a two-factor solution (Worry Engagement and Absence of Worry). Confirmatory factor analysis in Study 2 indicated that the two-factor solution provided a better fit to the data than a one-factor model. The PSWQ and its factors evidenced good internal… CONTINUE READING

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