Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ)

The Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) is a 16-item questionnaire used to measure worrying in individuals.

ITEM CODING

The PSWQ consists of 16 items that are rated on a 5-point Likert scale as follows:

Not at all
typical of me
Very typical
of me
1 2 3 4 5

SCALES

The PSWQ yields one total score. Description of the scales and item loadings are listed below. Scale scores are calculated as the sum of respective items. Bold items are reverse scored.

SCALE NAME (ABBR.) ITEM LOADINGS
Penn State Worry Total Score (PSWQ_TOT) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16

RESOURCE FILES

Questionnaire

SPSS Syntax Scoring file

R Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

Meyer, T. J., Miller, M.L., Metzger, R.L., & Borkovec, Thomas D (1990). Development and validation of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 28(6),487-495.