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2008 | 50 | 1 | 49-65
Article title

PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF THE SOCIAL ANXIETY SCALE FOR ADOLESCENTS (SASA) AND ITS RELATION TO POSITIVE IMAGINARY AUDIENCE AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SLOVENE ADOLESCENTS

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Abstracts
EN
The main purpose of the present study was to establish the reliability and validity of the final 28-item version of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SASA, Puklek, 1997) in a sample of early and late Slovene adolescents. We also investigated the relation of social anxiety to positive imaginary audience and students' performance in an evaluative academic situation. Confirmatory factor analysis determined a two-factor structure of the SASA (Apprehension and Fear of Negative Evaluation - AFNE and Tension and Inhibition in Social Contact - TISC). Only AFNE correlated (positively) to imaginary audience. Although socially anxious students did not appear to be academically less successful, students who scored higher on the SASA subscales reported a higher intensity of distractive factors during oral examination than their socially less anxious age-mates. Contrary to expectations, early and late adolescents did not differ in social anxiety and imaginary audience ideations. Female adolescents showed more worries and fears of negative evaluation (AFNE) than males. Males and females also differed as regards the type of imaginary audience ideations.
Year
Volume
50
Issue
1
Pages
49-65
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ARTICLE
Contributors
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  • Melita Puklek Levpuscek, University of Ljubljana, Department of Psychology, Askerceva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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CEJSH db identifier
08SKAAAA04358460
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.85d4c40e-13b2-37c2-bd95-75f270c59198
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