J Korean Neuropsychiatr Assoc.  1998 Jul;37(4):674-682.

Development of the Korean Version of Fear-Anxiety Survey Schedule for Children

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neuropsychiatry, College of Medicine, Chungang University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
In order to investigate Korean children's developmental friar-anxiety theme and it's nature, self-rating Fear-Anxiety Survey Schedule far children was designed and applied to general population. Reliability and validity of this scale were tested. METHOD: Korean version of Fear-Anxiety Survey Schedule for Children(FASSC) was administered to 365 elementary school children and 211 middle school adolescents. The self-rating scale was developed from Ollendick's Revised Survey Schedule for Children(FSSC-R). Some anxiety theme items were newly added and some overlapping FSSC-R items were deleted. Total 59-items questionaire form also was modified from 3-point degree checking forms to 3-point degree frequency ones.
RESULTS
1) FASSC turned out to be a better suNey tool than FSSC-R in relibility, concurrent validity, factor structure, and internal consistency. 2) Five subfactor scores by age and sex were consistent with previous known developmental change of fear-anxiety theme. 3) We considered that FASSC represented more friar-related aspect than the anxiety one, because FASSC total score decreased with age.
CONCLUSION
For the purpose of applying survey schedule to clinical population and differentiation study between friar and anxiety, pure Korean version of Anxiety Survey Schedule for Children that containing only anxiety themes without fear ones.

Keyword

Fear; Anxiety; Survey Child; Adolescence

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Anxiety
Appointments and Schedules*
Child*
Humans
Reproducibility of Results
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