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Revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale: Second Edition

Cecil R. Reynolds, Ph.D.
Bert O. Richmond, Ed.D.


The Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale is now available in an updated second edition. The new RCMAS-2 retains the features that made the previous version of the test popular–brevity, a simple yes/no response format, an elementary reading level, and content-based item clusters that help pinpoint children's problems and focus on intervention. It also adds a Short Form, updated and ethnically diverse norms, and an Inconsistent Responding index.

The RCMAS-2 remains an important first step in treating troubled children. This updated test quickly identifies the source and level of anxiety in children, so that steps can be taken to reduce stress levels. The RCMAS-2 measures for the presence of academic stress, test anxiety, peer and family conflicts, and drug problems. The test can be used in both clinical and educational environments.

How to Use the Assessment
The RCMAS-2 test administration remains quick and easy, it consists of a set of 49 yes/no items.

Responses from these items contribute to the Total Anxiety score and four separate subscales. The assessment can be completed in just 10 to 15 minutes, and a new Short Form, composed of the first 10 items, requires less than 5 minutes. An Audio CD is provided for younger children and those with reading or attention problems.
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Scales & Forms

  • Physiological Anxiety
  • Worry
  • Social Anxiety
  • Defensiveness
  • Inconsistent Responding index
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Cecil R. Reynolds, Ph.D. & Bert O. Richmond, Ed.D.

Age Range 6 to 19 years

Administration Time Full Form:
10 to 15 minutes
Short Form:
less than 5 minutes

Administration Type Self-report

Qualification Level B

  • Handscored


Conners CBRS