Social anxiousness: the construct and its measurement.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The self-report measures of social anxiety that are commonly used in social psychological and personality research confound the measurement of social anxiousness with the measurement of specific behaviors that often, but not always, accompany social anxiety. Theoretical and methodological issues regarding this problem are discussed, and two new scales are presented that measure interaction and audience anxiousness independent of specific social behaviors. Psychometric data show the scales to possess high internal consistency and test-retest reliability, as well as strong evidence of construct and criterion validity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Leary, MR

Published Date

  • February 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 66 - 75

PubMed ID

  • 6834234

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-7752

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3891

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1207/s15327752jpa4701_8


  • eng