This study reports the validation of the Endler Multidimensional Anxiety Scales (EMAS) and the EMAS Social Anxiety Scales (EMAS-SAS) on the Romanian population. Psychometric characteristics were measured in a non-clinical group of 786 adolescents and adults from different parts of the country. To investigate the factor structure of the EMAS and EMAS-SAS, factor analyses were conducted. The results showed that the multidimensional structure of the EMAS and EMAS-SAS was tenable and they indicate that the EMAS and EMAS-SAS is a valid tool for assessing state and trait anxiety on the Romanian population.
KEYWORDS: state and trait anxiety, construct validity, content validity, psychometric properties, Romanian population