Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (BNFE)

1.    I worry about what other people will think of me even when I know it doesn’t make any difference.
2.    I am unconcerned even if I know people are forming an unfavorable impression of me.*
3.    I am frequently afraid of other people noticing my shortcomings.
4.    I rarely worry about what kind of impression I am making on someone.*
5.    I am afraid others will not approve of me.
6.    I am afraid that people will find fault with me.
7.    Other people’s opinions of me do not bother me.*
8.    When I am talking to someone‚ I worry about what they may be thinking about me.
9.    I am usually worried about what kind of impression I make.
10.If I know someone is judging me‚ it has little effect on me.*
11.Sometimes I think I am too concerned with what other people think of me.
12.I often worry that I will say or do the wrong things.
 
 
1 = Not at all ch‎aracteristic of me
2 = Slightly ch‎aracteristic of me
3 = Moderately ch‎aracteristic of me
4 = Very ch‎aracteristic of me
5 = Extremely ch‎aracteristic of me
* Reverse coded at “Weeks et al‚ 2005”
 
This instrument can be found at: http://people.duke.edu/ch‎arleary/scales.html  
 

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Rodebaugh‚ T. L.‚ Woods‚ C. M.‚ Thissen‚ D. M.‚ Heimberg‚ R. G.‚ Chambless‚ D. L.‚ & Rapee‚ R. M. (2004). More information from fewer questions: The factor structure and item properties of the original and Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale. Psychological Assessment‚ 16: 169 –181.

Weeks‚ Justin W.‚ Heimberg‚ Rich‎ard G.‚ Fresco‚ David M.‚ Hart‚ Trevor A.‚ Turk‚ Cynthia L. (2005). Empirical Validation and Psychometric Evaluation of the Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale in Patients With Social Anxiety Disorder. Psychological Assessment‚ 17(2): 179 –190

Carleton‚ R. N.‚ McCreary‚ D.R.‚ Norton‚ P.J.‚ Asmundson‚ G.J. (2006). Brief fear of negative evaluation scale-revised. Depress Anxiety‚ 23(5):297-303.

Weeks‚ Justin W.‚ Heimberg‚ Rich‎ard G.‚ Rodebaugh‚ Thomas L.‚ et al. (2012). Psychometric Evaluation of the Fear of Positive Evaluation Scale in Patients With Social Anxiety Disorder. Psychol Assess‚ 24(2): 301–312.

Tavoli‚ Azadeh.‚ Melyani‚ Mahdiyeh.‚ Bakhtiari‚ Maryam.‚ Ghaedi‚ G. H.‚ Montazeri‚ Ali. (2009). The Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (BFNE): translation and validation study of the Iranian version. BMC Psychiatry‚ 9:42