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The Pattern to Predict Social Phobia Based On Social Self-Efficacy, Shyness and Coping Style in the Secondary School Students

Authors: Reza Ranjbaran, Ali Pouladi Reyshahri, Mahdieh Saghai Pourseifiand Nasirudin Javidi

Int J Med Res Health Sci.275-281 | pdf PDF Full Text

The aim of this study was to determine predictors of social phobia through studying some social phobias predictors.
In this study, shyness, social self-efficacy and coping styles were assessed as predictors of social phobia. 262
students of Tehran secondary education participates in this study. The students completed measures of social
phobia, shyness and self-efficacy scales for social situations and coping style. After collecting the data, the results
are analyzed using determining correlation coefficients and statistical model of simultaneous multivariable
regression. The results showed that all three variables of shyness, social self-efficacy and coping style had a
significant relationship with social phobia and the pattern of social phobia prediction comprised of shyness and
emotion-focused coping style. Therefore, it can be concluded that the emotion-focused coping style and shyness can
predict social phobia among secondary school students.

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