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The factor structure of the childhood anxiety sensitivity index in German children

Adornetto, Carmen and Hensdiek, Manuela and Meyer, Andrea H. and In-Albon, Tina and Federer, Matthias and Schneider, Silvia. (2008) The factor structure of the childhood anxiety sensitivity index in German children. Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 39 (4). pp. 404-416.

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Abstract

The factor structure of the Childhood Anxiety Sensitivity Index (CASI) was investigated in four nonclinic German samples (N=1244, 225, 230, and 143) with participants aged 8-16-years-old. Factor solutions suggested for different CASI versions were tested using confirmatory factor analysis. The best goodness-of-fit indices were found for the 13-item CASI version with 4 factors (Disease Concerns, Unsteady Concerns, Mental Incapacitation Concerns, and Social Concerns). Testing for factorial invariance of this model with respect to age and gender revealed non-invariant factor loadings between children and adolescents as well as between boys and girls. The theoretical and clinical implications of these findings for anxiety sensitivity in children and adolescents are discussed.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Schneider)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Psychiatrie (Klinik) > Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie UPK
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Psychiatrie (Klinik) > Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie UPK
UniBasel Contributors:In-Albon Wampfler, Tina and Adornetto, Carmen and Meyer, Andrea Hans and Schneider, Silvia
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0005-7916
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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