Welsh Anxiety Inventory (WAI)

The Welsh Anxiety Iventory is a self-report anxiety scale also used to assess anxiety and negative affectivity in the current study. The 39 true-false items comprising this scale have been derived from the MMPI personality inventory to assess five anxiety-related symptoms including: decreased mental efficiency, negative emotional tone, interpersonal over- sensitivity, schizoid mentation, and pessimism and loss of energy.

ITEM CODING

The WAI consists of 39 items that are answered true or false.

SCALES

The WAI yields one total scale(s). Item 39 is reverse coded. Scales are calculated as the sum of respective items.

RESOURCE FILES

Questionnaire

R Scoring Syntax file

SPSS Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

Welsh, G. S. (1956). Factor dimensions A and R. In G.S. Welsh & W. G. Dahlstrom (Eds.), Basic readings on the MMPI in psychology and medicine (pp. 264-281). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.