Year: 2002 Source: Anxiety Disorders, v.16, (2002), p.11-32 SIEC No: 20030491

This study examines the psychometric properties of three recently published anxiety measures, including their incremental validity in predicting adolescent suicidal ideation & behavior. The measures studied were: the Anxiety Sensitivity Index for Children (ASIC); the Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC); & the Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale (SCAS). All of the scales showed limitations. The implications of these results for research on adolescent suicide & the assessment of adolescent anxiety are discussed. (59 refs)