Penn State Worry Questionnaire for Children (PSWQ-C)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Questionário de Preocupação para Crianças

Original Version

Chorpita, Tracey, Brown, Collica, & Barlow, 1997

Portuguese Version

Marina Cunha, Ana Xavier, Sónia Cherpe (2013)

General Description

The PSWQ-C is a self-response instrument composed of 14 items that assess the concern. It is a one-dimensional measure whose high scores reflect a high level of concern.

  • Chorpita, B. F., Tracey, S. A., Brown, T. A., Collica, T. J., & Barlow, D. H. (1997). Assessment of worry in children and adolescents: An adaptation of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 35(6), 569-581.

  • Cunha, M., Xavier, A., Cherpe, S., & Carvalho, S. (2015, September). Measuring worry in adolescence: The validation of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire for Children (PSWQ-C) for Portuguese population. Comunicação em poster apresentada no 45th Annual EABCT Congress CBT: A Road to Hope and Compassion for People in Conflict, Jerusalem, Israel.

  • Cunha, M., Xavier, A., Galhardo, A. (in preparation). The relationship between worry and negative emotional states in adolescence: the utility of the Portuguese version of PSWQ-C.


Marina Cunha –

Ana Maria Xavier –

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