Fear Survey Schedule (FSS)

The Fear Survey Schedule (FSS) is a 52-item questionnaire that asks subjects to indicate their discomfort, of felt anxiety, to each of the listed stimuli. Participants rate each item on a 5-point scale. The FSS yields 5 sub scales and one total score.

ITEM CODING

The FSS consists of 52 items that are rated on a 5-point Likert scale as follows:

Not at all A little A fair amount Much Very Much
1 2 3 4 5

SCALES

The FSS yields 5 sub scales and one total score. Description of the scales and item loadings are listed below. Scale scores are calculated as the sum of respective items. No items are reverse scored.

SCALE NAME (ABBR.) DESCRIPTION ITEM LOADINGS
Social Fears (SOC) 5,8,9,10,15,20,27,33,41,44,47,51,52
Agoraphobia Fears (AGO) 2,3,6,7,11,17,18,19,23,24,35,40,42
Injury Fears (INJ) 1,4,12,14,22,32,36,38,39,43,46,50
Sex Aggression Fears (SEX) 25,26,28,30,31,34,48,49
Fear of Harmless Animals (ANI) 13,16,21,29,37,45

RESOURCE FILES

Questionnaire

SPSS Scoring Syntax file

R Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

Arrindell, W. A., Emmelkamp, P. M., & Van der Ende, J. (1984). Phobic dimensions: Reliability and generalizability across samples, gender, nations. Advances in Behavior Research and Therapy, 6, 207-254.