Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children

Samuel M. Turner, Ph.D.
Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D.
Tracy L. Morris, Ph.D.

Technical Information

Comprehensive data are presented to demonstrate the reliability and validity of the RADS-2. Reliability data (internal consistency, test-retest, and SEMs) are presented for the Depression Total scale and the four subscales. The validity of the RADS-2 was examined in terms of content validity, criterion-related validity, construct validity (convergent, discriminant, and factorial), and clinical validity. Reliability and validity studies included a school-based sample of 154 children who were participants in one of several ongoing research protocols. The sample consisted of children ranging in age from 8 - 17.
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About the Authors

Deborah C. Beidel
Deborah C. Beidel received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986. She subsequently was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Research at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh for 2 years. Currently, she is Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland-College Park. She is also Co-Director of the Maryland Center for Anxiety Disorders. Dr Beidel has published widely on the nature and treatment of anxiety and has more than 140 articles, books, and book chapters to her credit. Dr. Beidel is the co-author of Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Shy Children, Phobic Adults: The Nature and Treatment of Social Phobia. She has served as an extramural reviewer for the NIMH, has been appointed to the editorial board of 10 scientific journals, is Associate Editor of Behavior Therapy, and is Consulting Editor for American Psychologist. Dr. Beidel has served as Chair of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America's Children's Task Force, and her work has focused on Understanding the nature of anxiety disorders, on the developmental aspects of anxiety, and on the treatment of adults and children.

Samuel M. Turner
Samuel M. Turner received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia in 1975. Dr. Turner's career has focused primarily on anxiety disorders, and he has published over 200 articles, books, and book chapters. He has served as editor of the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, The Clinical Psychologist, and is Associate Editor-in-Chief of American Psychologist. Dr. Turner has been appointed to the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals. He has been a consultant to national granting agencies, including the NIMH, where he served on the Extramural Scientific Advisory Board as well as numerous Initial Review Groups. Currently, Dr. Turner is Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland-College Park, where he also serves as Co-Director of the Maryland Center for Anxiety Disorders. Dr. Turner has devoted the majority of his career to conducting research aimed at further understanding the nature of anxiety and to the development and evaluation of treatments for anxiety disorders.

Tracy L. Morris
Tracy L. Morris received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi in 1992 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1993. Dr. Morris has published numerous articles and book chapters in the area of clinical child psychology and anxiety disorders. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Child Psychology and serves as an editorial consultant for numerous professional journals. Currently, Dr. Morris is Associate Professor of Psychology at West Virginia University. Her areas of research include the developmental psychopathology of social anxiety, peer relationships, and parent-child interaction. Back to the top


Samuel M. Turner, Ph.D., Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D., & Tracy L. Morris, Ph.D.

Age Range 8 to 14 years

Administration Time 20–30 minutes

Administration Type Self-report

Qualification Level B

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