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Fear of Negative Evaluation – Revised/ Fear of Positive Evaluation (EMA)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Escala de Medo de Avaliação

Original Version

Carleton, R. N., McCreary, D. R., Norton, P. J., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2006);Weeks, J. W., Heimberg, R. G., & Rodebaugh, T. L. (2008)

Portuguese Version

Vagos, P., Salvador, M. C., Rijo, D., Santos, I. M. B., Weeks, J., & Heimberg, R. (2016)

General Description

The EMA evaluates the fear of negative evaluation using eight straightforward items and the fear of positive evaluation, also using eight items. It combines two instruments available in the literature to assess each one of these constructs. Its Portuguese version has been validated only with adolescents, aged 15 to 18 years old.

References
  • Carleton, R. N., McCreary, D. R., Norton, P. J., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2006). Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale – Revised. Depression and Anxiety, 23, 297-303. doi:10.1002/da.20142

  • Vagos, P., Salvador, M. C., Rijo, D., Santos, I. M. B., Weeks, J., & Heimberg, R. (2016). Measuring evaluation fears in adolescence: Psychometric validation of the Portuguese versions of the Fear of Positive Evaluation Scale and the Specific Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 49, 46-62. doi:10.1177/0748175615596781. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/46655

  • Weeks, J. W., Heimberg, R. G., & Rodebaugh, T. L. (2008). The fear of positive evaluation scale: Assessing a proposed cognitive component of social anxiety. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 44-55. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2007.08.002

Contacts

Paula Vagos – paulavagos@fpce.uc.pt