Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Research Article: Children's Moods, Fears and Worries Questionnaire: Validity with Young Children at Risk for Internalizing Problems

Megan Antonucci (School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University)
Jordana K. Bayer (Murdoch Children's Research Institute, and School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University)

Paper Highlights

  •  Children's Moods Fears and Worries Questionnaire (CMFWQ) was developed to detect internalising (i.e., anxious/depressive) difficulties in young children in the community.
  • The present study aimed to explore reliability and validity for this parent-report questionnaire with temperamentally inhibited young children, who are discussed in developmental psychology literature as being at risk for developing anxiety and related emotional difficulties.
  • With a large population sample of inhibited children transitioning from preschool to school age, the CMFWQ showed internal consistency reliability, along with convergent, discriminant and criterion validity.

DOI: 10.1002/icd.1966

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