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Journal:   JOURNAL OF KERMAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2012 , Volume 19 , Number 5; Page(s) 502 To 510.
 
Paper: 

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL ANXIETY AND SELF-CONCEPT AMONG FIFTH GRADE FEMALE STUDENTS IN JAHROM /IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  RAHMANIAN Z.*, MIRZAIAN B., HASSANZADEH R.
 
* PAYAM E NOOR UNIVERSITY, JAHROM, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background & Aims: children and adolescents can use their maximum of mental capacity and potential capabilities, if they benefit from a positive attitude towards their surrounding environment and a strong incentive for being active in the community. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship of social anxiety including social phobia, social interaction and maladaptive behavior with self-concept among fifth grade female students in Jahrom /Iran.
Methods: In this correlation study, from 810 fifth-grade female students in Jahrom city, 153 female students were selected by single step cluster random sampling. Then, they investigated using Social Anxiety Questionnaire and Tennessee Self-concept Questionnaire.
Results: Correlation and regression analysis showed significant reverse relationship between social phobia and self-concept. There was also significant positive correlation between social interaction and self-concept.
Maladaptive behavior was the best predictor of self- concept among other variables of social anxiety.
Conclusion: Social phobiaand maladaptive behavior can predict self-concept well but the best predictor of self-concept among components of social anxiety is maladaptive behavior.

 
Keyword(s): SELF-CONCEPT, PHOBIC DISORDERS, INTERPERSONAL RELATION, ADJUSTMENT DISORDERS
 
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