STAIC™
State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children

Charles Spielberger, Ph.D. in collaboration with
C.D. Edwards
R. Lushene
J. Montuori
Denna Platzek

Description


The STAIC consists of two 20-item scales that measure state and trait anxiety in children between the ages of 8 and 14. The A-State scale examines the shorter-term state anxiety that is commonly specific to situations. It prompts the child to rate 20 statements from hardly ever true to often true. The A-Trait scale measures longer-term trait anxiety, which addresses how the child generally feels. A separate score is produced for the State scale and the Trait scale to determine which type of anxiety is dominant and which type of treatment is the most appropriate.
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Scales & Forms


  • State Anxiety
  • Trait Anxiety
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QUICK FACTS

Authors
Charles Spielberger, Ph.D. in collaboration with C.D. Edwards, R. Lushene, J. Montuori, Denna Platzek

Age Range 6 to 14 years

Administration Time 20 minutes

Administration Type Self-report

Qualification Level B

Formats
  • Handscored
  • Software
    (Floppy disk
    drive required)

RELATED ASSESSMENT

EQ-i:YV