Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Fear Questionnaire with Social Phobia Patients Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • BackgroundThe Fear Questionnaire is an internationally popular measure in anxiety disorder research, but its validity with social phobia patients has not been clearly demonstrated.MethodA confirmatory factor analysis was conducted using the Fear Questionnaire responses of 122 social phobia patients.ResultsThe results indicated that the proposed three-factor model of the scale (agoraphobia, social phobia, and Wood/injury dimensions) provided a good fit to the data.ConclusionsThese data provide strong support for the validity of the scale and for the multidimensional view of fears proposed by Arrindell.

publication date

  • April 1996