The Parental Beliefs About Anxiety Questionnaire (PBA-Q)
Author of Tool:
Francis, S. E., & Chorpita, B. F.
Francis, S. E., & Chorpita, B. F. (2010). Development and evaluation of the parental beliefs about anxiety questionnaire. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment, 32, 138-149.
Francis, S. E., & Chorpita, B. F. (2011). Parental Beliefs About Child Anxiety as a Mediator of Parent and Child Anxiety. Cognitive Therapy Research, 35, 21-29.
Primary use / Purpose:
The Parental Beliefs About Anxiety Questionnaire is a parent-report inventory that aims to assess parents’ beliefs about their child’s anxiety.
The influence of parental beliefs in predicting child anxiety has been recently documented (Francis & Chorpita, 2011). The PBA-Q provides a way of examining the relationship between specific parental cognitions and anxiety experienced by children in a general clinical population.
Adequate internal consistency, validity and reliability has been demonstrated (Francis & Chorpita, 2010).