Penn State Worry Questionnaire
Self-report on worry indicators
How to score the Penn State Worry Questionnaire
Add up your scores for this measure using a scale from 1–5, where:
1 = not at all typical
5 = very typical.
It is important that you ‘reverse score’ items marked with an * as follows:
Reverse score items 1, 3, 8, 10 and 11:
Very typical of me = 1 (circled 4 on the sheet)
Circled 3 on the sheet = 2
Circled 2 on the sheet = 3
Circled 1 on the sheet = 4
Not at all typical of me = 5 (circled 1 on the sheet).
A score of 45 or more would suggest that worrying is a significant problem