Volume 5, Issue 3 (Summer 2017-- 2017)                   PCP 2017, 5(3): 187-194 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Ph.D Department of Clinical Psychology, Ebn-e Sina Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
2- PhD Department of Clinical Psychology, Tehran Psychiatric Institute, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Ph.D Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (1094 Views)

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the interactional relationship between behavioral inhibition and cognitive factors which lead to social anxiety. 
Methods: This is a cross-sectional study involving 408 participants who were recruited using convenient sampling method. All participants completed four questionnaires namely Social Phobia Inventory, Behavioral Inhibition Scales, Focus Attention Questionnaire, and Consequences of Negative Social Events Questionnaire. Data were analyzed by path analysis using LISREL software.
Results: There was a significant correlation of cognitive factors with each other (P<0.05). Behavioral inhibition and cognitive factors had a significant effect on upgrading social anxiety. This confirms the casual model that social anxiety is caused by behavioral inhibition along with mediation by cognitive factors.
Conclusion: This study may serve as a tool for screening and predicting the occurrence of social anxiety in students. According to the mediating effect of cognitive factors on behavioral inhibition in rising social anxiety, this knowledge can be used for prevention and treatment of social anxiety. 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Cognitive behavioral
Received: 2017/01/21 | Accepted: 2017/05/13 | Published: 2017/07/1