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ERIC Number: EJ924247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 9
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ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Social Anxiety Disorder and Victimization in a Community Sample of Adolescents
Gren-Landell, Malin; Aho, Nikolas; Andersson, Gerhard; Svedin, Carl Goran
Journal of Adolescence, v34 n3 p569-577 Jun 2011
Despite high prevalence rates of social anxiety disorder (SAD) and high rates of victimization in adolescents, studies on the relationship between these phenomena are missing. In the present study we report associations between SAD and multiple victimization experiences in a community sample of adolescents. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 3211 Swedish high-school students. The prevalence rate of self-reported SAD was 10.6% (n = 340). Significantly higher rates of lifetime victimization was found in subjects with self-reported SAD compared to non-cases, on the total score on the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire, and on the subscales maltreatment, sexual victimization and victimization from peer/siblings. Different results emerged due to gender. In females, maltreatment and peer/sibling victimization was associated with an increased risk of SAD and, in males peer/sibling victimization increased the risk of reporting SAD. Further studies are needed to elaborate developmental models on SAD and to add to modification of prevention- and treatment interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden