ERIC Number: ED461070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Social Phobia and Social Anxiety as Components of Shyness.
Carducci, Bernardo J.; Hutzel, Karen; Morrison, Erin; Weyer, Christina Y.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the conceptual nature of shyness by examining its relationship with social phobia and social anxiety in a non-clinical sample. The participants in the present study were 132 introductory psychology students who completed the Cheek-Buss Shyness Scale (CBSS), Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN), and Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS). Internal correlational analyses (all p's < .05) indicated that the SPIN total scores correlated with 18 of 20 items of the CBSS. Of the 20 items of the CBSS, 17 correlated significantly with the fear-anxiety subscales of the LSAS while 13 correlated significantly with the LSAS avoidance subscale. A discussion of the treatment implications of the present results and suggestions for future research to examine the cognitive dimension of shyness, social phobia, and social anxiety is also presented. (Contains 1 table and 16 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (109th, San Francisco, CA, August 24-28, 2001).