The RCMAS-2 can be used to evaluate children for academic stress, test anxiety, peer/family conflicts, and drug problems. It is also useful in assessing anxiety levels in the classroom or in social situations.
Focuses on performance and social anxiety
- The RCMAS-2 is composed of 49 items that make up five scales: Physiological Anxiety, Defensiveness, Worry, Inconsistent Responding, and Social Anxiety.
- A brief, simple yes-or-no response format, an elementary reading level, and content-based item clusters help to pinpoint children’s problems and to focus intervention.
- A convenient, 10-item short form is ideal for use in screening situations or when clinical time is limited.
- Ethnically diverse norms (N = >2,300) and new items better reflect children’s experience of anxiety in today’s world. Norms are presented separately for three age groups: 6-8 years, 9-14 years, and 15-19 years.