Positive and Negative Affect Scale – child version (PANAS-C)Cite this measure View Measure
|Purpose||The Positive Affect and Negative Affect Schedule-Child Form (PANAS-C) is a 30-item, self-report questionnaire used to measure the respondent’s emotions during the past few weeks.|
|Number of items||30|
PANAS: designed to measure affect in adults, PANAS-SF: a short-form and more concise version of the original model., I-PANAS-SF: a short-form version designed for international use, whereby the words used have less room for ambiguity., PANAS-X: an expanded version of the original made up of 60 words. Despite containing 60 words, the assessment can still be undertaken in less than 10 minutes.
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Information about and a copy of the PANAS-C can be found here.
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Ebesutani, C., Okamura, K., Higa-McMillan, C., & Chorpita, B. F. (2011). A psychometric analysis of the positive and negative affect schedule for children-parent version in a school sample. Psychological Assessment, 23(2), 406-416. doi:10.1037/a0022057
Stevanovic, D., Laurent, J., & Lakic, A. (2013). Measuring positive and negative affect and physiological hyperarousal among Serbian youth. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95(1), 107-117. doi:10.1080/00223891.2012.718301
Wróbel, M., Finogenow, M., Szymańska, P., & Laurent, J. (2019). Measuring positive and negative affect in a school-based sample: A polish version of the PANAS-C. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 41(4), 598-611. doi:10.1007/s10862-019-09720-7
Adapted from the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule