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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/cpp

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Validation Of Methods Of Diagnosis Of Social Anxiety On The Russian Adolescents

Klimenkova E.N., Post-graduate Student, Chair of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, State Budget Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, klimenkovaliza@gmail.com
Kholmogorova A.B., Doctor in Psychology, Professor, Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Psychological Counseling, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, kholmogorova@yandex.ru
Abstract
This article is devoted to the validation of Social Avoidance and Distress Scale — SADS (D. Watson, R. Friend, 1969) and a Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale — BFNE (Leary, MR, 1983) — two questionnaires for the study of social anxiety in the modern adolescent sample. 246 students of Moscow schools and colleges were involved in the study. It has been shown that the sex and age factors do not affect social anxiety, test responses are normally distributed. Standard intervals were identified for both questionnaires. Both questionnaires also showed high internal consistency and internal validity. In order to test the external validity of the questionnaires part of the sample filled out M. Kovac’s childhood depression and A.M. Prihozhan’s trait anxiety scales, previously validated in Russian adolescent samples. The resulting correlations confirm the external validity of the scales. This article was prepared with the financial support of a grant from the Russian Science Foundation (grant № 14-18-03461) at the Federal Medical Research Centre of Psy- chiatry and Narcology under the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation.

Keywords: social anxiety, adolescence, validity, questionnaire, fear of negative evaluation, social avoidance, social distress

Column: Empirical studies

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2017250103

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