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A measure of Positive and Negative Affect for Children: Scale Development and Preliminary Validation

by JeffA measure of Positive and Negative Affect for Children: Scale Development and Preliminary Validation Laurent, Salvatore J. Catanzaro, Thomas E. Jr. Joiner, Karen D. Rudolph, Kirsten I. Potter, Sharon Lambert, Lor Osborne, Tamara Gathright
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Abstract

A child version of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS; D. Watson et al, see record 1988-31508-001), the PANAS-C, was developed using students in Grades 4â8 (Nâ=â707). Item selection was based on psychometric and theoretical grounds. The resulting Negative Affect (NA) and Positive Affect (PA) scales demonstrated good convergent and discriminant validity with existing self-report measures of childhood anxiety and depression; the PANAS-C performed much like its adult namesake. Overall, the PANAS-C, like the adult PANAS, is a brief, useful measure that can be used to differentiate anxiety from depression in youngsters. As such, this instrument addresses the shortcomings of existing measures of childhood anxiety and depression. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)

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