Psychological factors of social anxiety in students



The study examined psychological factors of social anxiety in students in frames of multi-factor model of emotional disorders by A. Kholmogorova, N. Garanian, described methods and procedures of the research, presented correlations between the level of social anxiety and personal, interpersonal and family factors. It was summarized that anxious students are tend to demonstrate such traits as perfectionism, hostility, avoidant and dependent types of personal beliefs, dissatisfaction with their social support.

General Information

Keywords: social anxiety, shyness, social phobia, perfectionism, hostility, family dysfunctions, multi-factor model of emotional disorders

Journal rubric: Empirical Researches

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Pavlova T.S., Kholmogorova A.B. Psychological factors of social anxiety in students. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2011. Vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 29–43. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Tat'iana S. Pavlova, PhD in Psychology, research associate, research laboratory «Scientific and Methodological Basis of Emergent Psychological Aid», Center for Emergent Psychological Aid, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Alla B. Kholmogorova, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Leading Researcher, Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry (A Branch of the National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology), Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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