Manifest Anxiety Scale (MAS)

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.

ITEM CODING

Items 1,2,3,6,9,11,14,16,23,25,30, and 38 are reverse scored

SCALES

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.

RESOURCE FILES

Questionnaire

Scoring info

R Scoring syntax file

REFERENCES

Taylor (1953) A personality scale of manifest anxiety.