Penn state worry questionnaire: Structure and psychometric properties of the Chinese version

Jie Zhong, Chun Wang, Jie Li, Jun Liu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

23 Scopus citations

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-218
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Zhejiang University: Science B
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
* Project supported by the Soft Science Office of Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission of China (No. Z000608100007 110), and the German Academic Exchange Service (No. 2006-3139)

Keywords

  • Construct
  • Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ)
  • Reliability
  • Validity
  • Worry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Penn state worry questionnaire: Structure and psychometric properties of the Chinese version'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this