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The ASI-3 which was translated from English into German was developed to measure the construct fear sensitivity. It contains 18 items, from which a total scale and the three subscales (1) reservations are formed somatically (BSM), (2) reservations socially (BZS) and (3) reservations cognitively (BKO). Reliability: The internal consistencies (Cronbach's alpha) lie between alpha = .75 and alpha = .92. Validity: The postulated three-factor hierarchical test model was proven. Furthermore, the factorial structure proved to be (metrically) invariant with respect to the survey mode and the language version. The empirical validity coefficients adequately reflect the relationships of the construct in the nomological network known from the literature. The highest correlations can be found with alternative measures of the construct and with scales to measure anxiety and body vigilance. Medium to high validity coefficients result for depressivity and various other symptom measures. Convergent correlations also occurred with neuroticism. Discriminant correlations were found with the other factors of the five-factor model. The differential validity of the three subscales could be proven with validation criteria on the basis of different strong correlations of BSM, BSO and BKO. Finally, persons with different clinical diagnoses could be differentiated on the basis of their expressions on the subscales.
Kemper, C. J., Ziegler, M. & Taylor, S. (2011). ASI-3. Angstsensitivitätsindex-3 [Verfahrensdokumentation und Fragebogen]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name ASI-3
English Name Anxiety Sensitivity Index 3 - German version
Authors Kemper, C. J., Ziegler, M., Taylor, S.
Published in Test archive 2011
Copyright/Licence Copyright Autoren; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Key words Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, Sensitivity (Personality)
Application age from about 16-60 years
Item number 18 items
Subscales (1) Concerns somatic (BSM), (2) Concerns social (BZS), (3) Concerns cognitive (BKO)
Application time Less than 5 min.
Interpretation time Less than 1 min.
Reliability Internal consistency: Cronbach's Alpha = .75-.92.
Validity Findings on factorial and construct validity, mean differences between clinical groups.
Applications Clinical diagnostics, Research
There is no abstract in English available. Information about the measure can be found under Overview.
There is no complete review in English available. Further information about the measure can also be found under Overview.
First published in
Kemper, C. J., Ziegler, M. & Taylor, S. (2009). Überprüfung der psychometrischen Qualität der deutschen Version des Angstsensitivitätsindex-3. Diagnostica, 55 (4), 223-233.
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Prof. Steven Taylor, Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 2A1
Dr. Christoph J. Kemper, Senior Reseacher, Koernerstraße 8, D-60322 Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Matthias Ziegler, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Psychologie, Unter den Linden 6, D-10099 Berlin