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NDACAN Measure Details

Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scales (RCMAS)


Designed to assess the level and nature of anxiety in children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 years. The Social Concerns scale measures anxiety about living up to the expectations of other people and the related outcome of difficulty concentrating on schoolwork, while the Lie Scale assesses idealized view of self, social desirability or a need for acceptance. The RCMAS has 37 items divided into four scales: Physiological Anxiety (10 items; e.g., "Often I feel sick in my stomach."), Worry/Over-sensitivity (11 items; e.g., "I worry about what is going to happen."), Social Concerns/Concentration (7 items; "A lot of people are against me."), and the Lie Scale (9 items; e.g., "I never get angry."). The child responds to each question with a "Yes" or "No" answer. "Yes" indicates the item is descriptive of the child’s feelings or behavior.


Reynolds, C.R., & Richmond, B.O. (1994). Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale Manual. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services. Retrieved from:,234661&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL