Child & adolescent questionnaires

Child & adolescent questionnaires

Terms of use

The child and adolescent questionnaires listed below are free to access and to use with clients/patients for either research or clinical purposes.  Researchers and clinicians have permission to:

  • utilise the paper copies accessible on this website in the original downloaded format, or
  • create an electronic version of the questionnaire for data collection, as long as the electronic version is appropriately identified, references are included and appropriate copyright acknowledgements are made, including a web link to: mq.edu.au/ceh

Please note, these questionnaires and scoring cards cannot be on-sold. They may not be included in a written or online battery as a fee paying service to other clinicians or researchers.

Requests to translate questionnaires

We are happy to provide permission to translate any of our questionnaires with the following conditions:

  • The translation will be used for non-commercial purposes only and will not be distributed other than via a link to the CEH website or on the translators organisation website.
  • The translation process must include a back translation into English. The CEH will review and provide feedback on the back translation to ensure accuracy in the translation of concepts. Where changes are recommended a corrected back translation will need to be provided and reviewed before the translation can be finalised.
  • The final translation should be provided to the CEH who will format the questionnaire into the Macquarie University template. The template for translation includes the names of the translators and the logo of their organisation or university. 
  • Once formatted all translations will be added to the CEH website for use by researchers and clinicians internationally. Translators are free to use the formatted version or collect data using online tools as long as the measures are appropriately referenced. See Terms of Use for more detail. 

Please contact barb.corapi@mq.edu.au to advise your intention to translate any of our questionnaires.

Child and Adolescent Survey of Experiences (CASE-CP)

The CASE provides a measure of stressful life experiences of relevance to children and adolescents. There are versions to be completed by the young person themselves as well as a carer. Items for the CASE were designed to parallel a standard clinical interview measure of life events, the PACE [Sandberg, S., et al. (1993). Assessment of psychosocial experiences in childhood: Methodological issues and some illustrative findings. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 34(6), 879 -897.]
English Translations

Relevant References

  • Allen, J. L., Rapee, R. M., & Sandberg, S. (2012). Assessment of maternally reported life events in children and adolescents: A comparison of interview and checklist methods. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34, 204-215.
  • Allen, J. L., & Rapee, R. M. (2009). Are reported differences in life events for anxious children due to comorbid disorders? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 511-518.

Children's Anxiety Life Interference Scale (CALIS)

The CALIS is designed to assess life interference attributed to fears and worries from child and parent perspectives. The measure targets interference on the child's life and also on the parent's/family's life. The CALIS is designed for children and youth aged approximately 6 to 17 years of age.
English Translations

Relevant References

Children's Automatic Thoughts Scale (CATS)

The CATS is a developmentally sensitive, general measure of negative self-statements across both internalizing and externalizing problems. Four separate subscales of cognitive content are assessed including physical threat, social threat, personal failure, and hostility. The CATS is designed for children and adolescents aged between 8 and 17 years of age.
English Translations

Relevant References

  • Schniering, C. A., & Rapee, R. M. (2002). Development and validation of a measure of children's automatic thoughts: The Children's Automatic Thoughts Scale. Behaviour Research & Therapy , 40, 1091-1109.
  • Schniering, C. A., & Rapee, R. M. (2004). The Strucutre of Negative Self-Statements in Children and Adolescents: A Confirmatory Factor Analystic Approach. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 32, 95-109.
  • Schniering, C.A., & Lyneham, H. (2006). The Children’s Automatic Thoughts Scale in a Clinical Sample: Reliability, validity and sensitivity to treatment changes. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 1931-1940.
  • Schniering, C. A., & Lyneham, H. J. (2007). The Children's Automatic Thoughts Scale in a clinical sample: Psychometric properties and clinical utility.  Behaviour Research and Therapy , 45(8), 1931-1940.
  • Micco, J. A., & Ehrenreich, J. T. (2009). Validity and specificity of the children's automatic thoughts scale in clinically anxious and non-clinical children.  Cognitive Therapy and Research , 33(5), 532-536.
  • Erogul, A. R. C. (2013). Psychometric properties of the Children's Automatic Thoughts Scale (CATS) in Turkish children with age and gender differences. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 13(2), 355-370. 
  • Teodoro, Andrade, e Castro (2013) Escala de Pensamentos Automáticos para Crianças e Adolescentes (EAP): adaptação e propriedades psicométricas, Psico-USF,  Bragança Paulista, v. 18, n. 1, p. 89-98, jan./abril
  • Sun, L., Rapee, R.M., Tao, X., Yan, Y., Wang, S., Xu, W., & Wang, J. (2015). Psychometric Properties of the Children’s Automatic Thoughts Scale (CATS) in Chinese Adolescents. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, August, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 600-608. First online 10 December 2014

Preschool Anxiety Scale Revised (PASR) 

The PASR is a revision of an earlier measure (Preschool Anxiety Scale, Spence et al., 2001). It is designed to assess symptoms of anxiety and fears in young children (aged 6 and below) as reported by their parents. The measure provides 4 subscales tapping generalised anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, and specific fears.
English Translations

Relevant References

  • Edwards, S. L., Rapee, R. M., Kennedy, S., & Spence, S. H. (2010). The assessment of anxiety symptoms in preschool-aged children: The Revised Preschool Anxiety Scale. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 39(3), 400-409.
  • Broeren, S., & Muris, P. (2008). Psychometric evaluation of two new parent-rating scales for measuring anxiety symptoms in young Dutch children. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 949-958.
  • A translation - Spence, S. H., Rapee, R. M., McDonald, C., & Ingram, M. (2001). The structure of anxiety symptoms among pre-schoolers. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 39, 1293-1316.

School Anxiety Scale - Teacher Report (SAS-TR) 

The SAS-TR assesses generalised and social anxiety symptoms experienced by a child from their teacher's perspective. The SAS-TR is designed for children aged 5 to 12 years of age.
English Translations
  • none currently available

Relevant References

  • Lyneham, H.J., Street, A., Abbott, M.J., & Rapee, R.M., (2008). Psychometric Properties of the School Anxiety Scale - Teacher Report (SAS-TR). Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22 (2), 292-300.

The Personal Experiences Checklist (PECK) 

The Personal Experiences Checklist provides a self-report assessment of a young person’s personal experience of being bullied. The measure is suitable for both girls and boys aged 8 to 16 years and it covers the full range of bullying behaviours, including covert relational forms of bullying and cyber bullying . There are four subscales: physical, relational, cultural, and cyber. 

English Translations
  • none currently available

Relevant References

  • Hunt, C., Peter, L. & Rapee, R.M. (2012). Development of a measure of the experience of being bullied in youth. Psychological Assessment, 24 (1), 156-165.

The Youth RADAR

The Youth RADAR is an emotional health screening tool designed for use with high school populations. It is based on a combination of risk and protective factors associated with the development of mental health difficulties. It consists of six subscales, each with five items, School Connectedness, Family Relations, Academic Success, Peer Acceptance, Sporting Interest, Acceptance of Appearance.

English Translations
  • none currently available

Relevant References

  • Burns, J. R., & Rapee, R. M. (2015). Screening for mental health risk in high schools: The development of the Youth RADAR. Psychological Assessment, Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/pas0000237
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