SPAI-CSocial Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children (psychometric evaluation)
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Finalmente, para se determinar a validade convergente da SASC-R averiguou-se a sua correlacao com o SPAI-C atraves do coeficiente de correlacao de Pearson.
A validade convergente do construto foi determinada atraves da correlacao entre a SASC-R e o SPAI-C. Para tal, calculou-se o coeficiente de correlacao produto x momento de Pearson e como se verifica na Tabela 3, os valores totais obtidos na SASC-R correlacionam-se de forma significativa com os resultados totais obtidos no SPAI-C (r = 0, 62; p < 0,001).
Relativamente a validade concorrente, a SASC-R revelou correlacoes moderadas com o SPAI-C, no entanto, esperavam-se correlacoes mais significativas ja que sao instrumentos que avaliam o mesmo constructo.
They found positive correlations of the MASC Social Anxiety Scale with measures such as the SAS-A and the SPAI-C, considering it as an evidence in favour of convergent validity, due to it would imply it measures the same construct as the other well-established SAD measures.
Our sensitivity/specificity results are similar to findings of other SAD screening instruments (SPAI-C, SAS-A, SPIN, SPSQ, MASC-Social, SCARED Social Phobia and Social Worries Questionnaire-SWQ), displaying sensitivity values from 43.6% to 91%, specificity from 60% to 86%, AUCs from .77 to .89 and LR+ from 2.19 to 5.07 (Aune, Stiles, & Svarva, 2008; Connor et al., 2000; Piqueras, Olivares, Hidalgo et al., 2011; Ranta et al., 2007; Whiteside & Brown, 2008).
These results are consistent with the findings of a prior study (Anderson et al., 2009) which resulted in a classification accuracy of MASC Social Anxiety scale of 79% and of 82%, when adding the SPAI-C and the SAS A to the predictive model.
The SPAI-C consists of 26 items that evaluate the somatic, cognitive and behavioral symptoms of social phobia, according to the DSM-IV, in children aged between 8 and 14, although use has also been made of samples of older ages (e.g., Storch, Masia-Warner, Dent, Roberti, & Fisher, 2004).
The SASC-R assesses cognitive aspects, as well as distress and social anxiety in general, while the SPAI-C focuses more on evaluating the presence of the typical symptoms of social phobia.
The highest associations are with SPAI-C, with .77 for the total fear subscale and .71 for the total avoidance subscale.
The highest association was between the fear subscale and SPAI-C (.77), the only specific test for children and adolescents administered in this study.
The objective of the present study was the adaptation and psychometric validation of the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory For Children (SPAI-C) in a sample of Spanish children and adolescents.
The SPAI-C was administered again two weeks after the first time to 373 participants of the sample (48% boys and 52% girls; Mean = 10.28; SD = 4.66) to study its temporal stability.