The revised version of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED-R) is a self-report questionnaire that measures symptoms of DSM-IV linked anxiety disorders in children. The present study examined the factor structure of the SCARED-R in a sample of 674 normal Dutch school children aged 8 to 13 years. Exploratory factor analysis (principal components with oblimin rotation) clearly pointed in the direction of a 1-factor solution, suggesting that when applied to samples of normal children, the SCARED-R is a unidimensional measure. Additional exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses carried out on parts of the SCARED-R provided some support for the presence of the following factors: panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, school phobia, social phobia and three types of specific phobias. Implications of these findings for the use of the SCARED-R are briefly discussed.

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Keywords Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders, anxiety disorders, factor analysis, normal children, self-report questionnaire
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0191-8869(98)00130-5, hdl.handle.net/1765/2891
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Muris, P.E.H.M., Merckelbach, H., Schmidt, H.G., & Mayer, B.N.. (1999). The revised version of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED-R): Factor structure in normal children. Personality and Individual Differences, 26(1), 99–112. doi:10.1016/S0191-8869(98)00130-5