The STAI-CH is the definitive instrument for measuring anxiety in children. Based on the same theory as the STAI, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAI-CH) distinguishes between a general proneness to anxious behavior rooted in the personality and anxiety as a fleeting emotional state. The instrument is designed to be used with upper elementary or junior high school aged children and consists of two twenty-item scales. The measure is easy to read and can be administered verbally to younger children.
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Features of the STAI-CH
Purpose: Measure anxiety in children.
Length: 40 items
Average completion time: 20 minutes
Target population: 4th grade reading level and higher
Adminstration: For individual or group administration. The measure can be administered verbally to younger children.
Norms available in Manual:
Norm Groups: Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade elementary school children (two large samples in six different schools).
Norm Tables: Fourth, fifth and sixth grade elementary school children (reported by gender and by grade level).
Uses of the STAI-CH
STAI-CH State Anxiety
STAI-CH Trait Anxiety
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