Total number of questions
Scoring and interpretation
Answers are scored on a 5-point Likert scale from 1 for "Not at all typical of me" to 5 for "Very typical of me." Questions #1, 3, 8, 10, and 11 are reverse scored. Scores are summed and total scores range from 16 to 80. Higher scores are associated with higher amounts of worry.
Reliability and validity
The PSWQ has proven to have good internal consistency and test-retest reliability (Meyer et al., 1990).