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)
- 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.