Acta Colombiana de Psicología
Print version ISSN 0123-9155
CASTRILLON MORENO, DIEGO ALONSO and BORRERO COPETE, PABLO EMILIO. VALIDACIÓN DEL INVENTARIO DE ANSIEDAD ESTADO - RASGO (STAIC) EN NIÑOS ESCOLARIZADOS ENTRE LOS 8 Y 15 AÑOS. Act.Colom.Psicol. [online]. 2005, vol.8, n.1, pp. 79-90. ISSN 0123-9155.
The purpose of this investigation was to standarize State - Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAIC) in children and adolescents between the ages of 8 and 15. The standarization of the STAIC questionnaire is the result of the evaluation of 670 children of both genders, in 35 public and private educational institutions in the city of Medellín, Colombia. The data base had an analysis through the program SPSS version 10.0. The analysis consisted in evaluating the structural properties of the test through the construct validity found in the factorial analysis with varimax rotation by the principal components method and the reliability by the Cronbach alpha with the intraclass correlation coefficient. The analysis of the above conditions brought up a result of six factors in its factorial analysis. A Cronbach alpha of 0.70 was established.
Keywords : anxiety state; anxiety trait; structural validity; reliability.