The Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (BFNE) is an abbreviated version of the 30-item Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale put forth by Watson & Friend in 1969.
The BFNE consists of 12 items that are rated on a five-point likert scale as follows:
|Not at all characteristic of me||Slightly characteristic of me||Moderately characteristivc of me||Very characteristic of me||Extremely characteristic of me|
The BFNE yields 1 total score, description of the item loadings are listed below. Items listed in bold are reverse scored.
|SCALE NAME (ABBR.)||SCALE DESCRIPTION||ITEM LOADINGS|
|BFNE_TOT||Total Score||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12|
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