DASS-Y(outh) Survey

The DASS-Y is a self-report scale designed for youths aged 7-18 years of age.

We would like to find out how you have been feeling in the past week. There are some sentences below. Please select the response which best shows how true each sentence was of you during the past week. There are no right or wrong answers.

Reference: Szabo, M., & Lovibond, P. F. (2022). Development and Psychometric Properties of the DASS-Youth (DASS-Y): An Extension of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS) to Adolescents and Children. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 766890.

    1. I got upset about little things
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    2. I felt dizzy, like I was about to faint
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    3. I did not enjoy anything
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    4. I had trouble breathing (e.g., fast breathing), even though I wasn't exercising and I was not sick.
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    5. I hated my life
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    6. I found myself over-reacting to situations
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    7. My hands felt shaky
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    8. I was stressing about lots of things
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    9. I felt terrified
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    10. There was nothing nice I could look forward to
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    11. I was easily irritated
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    12. I found it difficult to relax
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    13. I could not stop feeling sad
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    14. I got annoyed when people interrupted me
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    15. I felt like I was about to panic
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    16. I hated myself
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    17. I felt like I was no good
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    18. I was easily annoyed
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    19. I could feel my heart beating really fast, even though I hadn't done any hard exercise
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    20. I felt scared for no good reason
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)
    21. I felt that life was terrible
    NOT TRUE of you (in the past week) A LITTLE TRUE of you (in the past week) FAIRLY TRUE of you (in the past week) VERY TRUE of you (in the past week)

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