Visual Social Anxiety Scale

Beskrivning #

Som LSAS-SR fast med bilder istället för textfrågor. Gratis att använda.

Antal items #


Test-retest reliabilitet #

Fyra veckor test-retest r = 0.80.

Cronbachs alfa #

Hela skalan α = .98. Delskalorna α = 0.96 och α = 0.95

Utländska normer #

Se originalartikeln (länk nedan).

Utländska rättigheter #

Gratis att använda via: Open Science Foundation (OSF)
Skapad av Raz Massad, Nimrod Hertz-Palmor, Franklin R. Schneier och Amit Lazarov.

Abstract originalartikel #

Accurate assessment is crucial for determining appropriate therapeutic interventions for social anxiety and conducting sound clinical research. While self-report measures of social anxiety are widely used in both research and clinical settings, they have several drawbacks inherent to their textual nature. Here, we describe the development and initial validation of the Visual Social Anxiety Scale (VSAS), a novel picture-based self-report measure of social anxiety, based on the well-established widely-used Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS). Specifically, the 24 items of the LSAS were used as the basis for social situations to be included in the VSAS. First, pictures to serve as VSAS items were selected using a rigorous two-phase process (four pilot studies; n = 225). Next, reliability (internal consistency, test-retest) and validity (convergent, discriminant) were explored with new participants (n = 304) who completed the VSAS and a battery of additional self-report questionnaires, delivered in a random order. The VSAS was completed again a month later (n = 260/304). The VSAS showed high internal consistency and test-retest reliability, and good convergent and discriminant validities. VSAS correlations with convergent measures were significantly greater than its correlations with discriminant measures. Thus, the VSAS shows initial promise as a novel picture-based self-report measure of social anxiety.

Referens #

Massad R, Hertz-Palmor N, Schneier FR, Lazarov A. Development and initial validation of the Visual Social Anxiety Scale (VSAS): Could a picture be worth a thousand words? J Anxiety Disord. 2022 Jun;89:102589. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2022.102589. Epub 2022 Jun 3. PMID: 35689849.

Karma (denna person ska vi tacka mest för information kring formuläret) #

Per Carlbring

Webblänk #