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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2009 Vol.10 No.3 P.211~218

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.B0820189


Penn State Worry Questionnaire: structure and psychometric properties of the Chinese version


Author(s):  Jie ZHONG, Chun WANG, Jie LI, Jun LIU

Affiliation(s):  Department of Psychology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   jzhong@pku.edu.cn

Key Words:  Worry, Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ), Construct, Reliability, Validity


Jie ZHONG, Chun WANG, Jie LI, Jun LIU. Penn State Worry Questionnaire: structure and psychometric properties of the Chinese version[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2009, 10(3): 211~218.

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Abstract: 
The Penn State worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) is a measure of worry phenomena and has been demonstrated valid in cross-cultural populations. The present study examined the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Chinese version of PSWQ (Ch-PSWQ) in a Chinese college sample (n=1243). Exploratory factor analysis of the Ch-PSWQ revealed a two-factor solution (engagement of worry and absence of worry). Confirmatory factor analysis and model comparison supported that the model of one factor with method effect provided the best fit to the data. The Ch-PSWQ and its factors evidenced good internal consistency and both convergent and discriminate validity. The present study supports the opinion that the second factor of PSWQ not only contains the component of evaluating pathological worry, but also might represent other traits.

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