Means, standard deviations (SD) and 10% cut off scores by age and gender for each SCAS scale 

(Muris et al., 2000)

SCAS

7-12 years

13-19 years

Total sample

 

Boys

Girls

Total

Boys

Girls

Total

Boys

Girls

Total

Total anxiety score

M

17.42

23.69

20.51

13.54

19.89

16.56

15.04

21.42

18.11

 

SD

13.95

13.79

14.20

10.69

11.83

11.68

12.19

12.78

12.87

 

Cut off

37

44

42

25

36

30

28

41

35

Generalized anxiety

M

3.86

5.04

4.44

3.51

4.92

4.18

3.65

4.97

4.28

 

SD

2.87

2.76

2.87

2.57

2.78

2.76

2.69

2.77

2.81

 

Cut off

8

9

9

6

9

8

7

9

8

Separation anxiety

M

2.89

3.56

3.21

1.51

2.28

1.87

2.04

2.79

2.40

 

SD

2.91

3.00

2.97

1.81

2.10

1.99

2.39

2.58

2.51

 

Cut off

7

8

8

4

5

5

5

6

6

Social Phobia

M

2.86

4.07

3.45

3.09

4.45

3.73

3.00

4.30

3.62

 

SD

2.58

2.73

2.72

2.58

2.85

2.79

2.58

2.80

2.77

 

Cut off

6

8

7

6

8

7

6

8

7

Panic Agoraphobia

M

2.55

3.67

3.10

1.37

2.28

1.80

1.83

2.84

2.31

 

SD

3.37

3.45

3.45

2.30

3.12

2.75

2.81

3.33

3.11

 

Cut off

6

8

8

4

6

5

5

8

6

Obsessive-compulsive

M

2.88

3.56

3.21

2.25

2.52

2.38

2.49

2.93

2.71

 

SD

2.81

2.88

2.86

2.44

2.49

2.47

2.61

2.70

2.66

 

Cut off

7

7

7

5

6

5

6

7

6

Physical injury fears

M

2.37

3.81

3.08

1.81

3.44

2.59

2.03

3.59

2.78

 

SD

2.23

2.43

2.44

2.04

2.30

2.32

2.13

2.36

2.37

 

Cut off

5

7

7

5

6

6

5

7

6

*  10% cut off scores = scores referring to cut-off for highest percentile

Adapted with permission from: Muris, P., Schmidt, H., & Merckelbach, H. (2000).

Correlations among two self-report questionnaires for measuring DSM-defined anxiety disorder symptoms in children:

the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders and the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale.

Personality and Individual Differences, 28(2), 333-346.