The Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale is a test of anxiety as a personality trait. It was developed by Janet Taylor in 1953 to identify subjects who would be useful in the study of anxiety disorders. The test is for adults but in 1956 a children’s form was developed.
Items 1,2,3,6,9,11,14,16,23,25,30, and 38 are reverse scored
There is one total scale with each item being worth 1. Scores can range from 0 to 38 with higher scores indicating more severe anxiety.
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Taylor (1953) A personality scale of manifest anxiety.