Ediati, Annastasia and Utari, Agustini Assessing Worry in Children: Psychometric Evaluation of the Indonesian Version of Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ). Program Magister Psikologi Universitas Ahamd Dahlan .
The Penn State Worry Questionnaire for Children (PSWQ-C) is a well-known 14-items self- report measure of worry in children and adolescents. Previous studies reported favorable psychometric properties in clinical and non-clinical samples, but recommendations given to use the full version or the shortened version of PSWQ-C are inconclusive. As a standardized measure of worry was not available in Indonesia prior to the study, the present study aims to evaluate the Indonesian version of PSWQ-C as a measure of worry on children and to assess worry in a large non-clinical sample of Indonesian children. We conducted forward-backward translation and applied the Indonesian translation of PSWQ-C on 653 children (3 rd to 5 thgrades) from four state elementary schools in Semarang city. Furthermore, we also conducted comparison analysis across gender and grades. Principal component analysis resulted in two-factor structure of 14 items as well as a one-factor structure comprised 11 items. The reversed scoring items had poor psychometric qualities. The Indonesian version of 11-items PSWQ-C has satisfactory internal consistency (α = 0.808). Young girls significantly scored higher than boys, but no significant differences were found across grades. The Indonesian version of the 11-item PSWQ-C demonstrated favorable psychometric properties to be applied in the future studies. Intervention to prevent or reduce anxiety and depression in young children should consider gender and grades differences.
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology|
|Deposited By:||Ms Siti Yuanah Psikologi|
|Deposited On:||19 Sep 2019 13:06|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2019 13:06|
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