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Construction of the Mandalay Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents
- The objective of this study was to construct the psychometric properties of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A) in Myanmar. The participants were 200 high school students (74 boys and 126 girls), with an average age of 15 years approximately, attending at No (7) High school, Chanmyatharsi Township, Mandalay. The 18 items English version of the questionnaire was translated into Myanmar version. To produce the final version of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A), the data were analyzed using item analysis. For each test item, the Chi-square method was used to differentiate between high group and low group. According to the results, all of the items were significant at either .01 or .001 level and organized as a single test named " The Myanmar Version of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A).According to the result of reliability analysis, the internal consistency reliability coefficients were found to be .71 for Fear of Negative Evaluation (FNE) subscale, .69 for Social Avoidance and Distress (SAD-New) subscale, .41 for SAD-General subscale and .78 for the whole Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A). The results indicated that the 18-items Myanmar Version of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescent (SAS-A) is a reliable test and an appropriate measure for the Myanmar cultural setting. This study indicates that the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A) is a reliable instrument for measuring the social anxiety of adolescents.
Mar Mar Aye
Khin San Wai
- Universities Research Journal