Title: Evaluating social fears in late adolescence: Study with a Portuguese sample
Authors: Vagos, Paula 
Pereira, Anabela 
Cunha, Marina 
Keywords: Social anxiety;Late adolescence;Evaluation;Psychometrics
Issue Date: 2013
Project: This work was supported by a grant given by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, with the reference SFRH/BD/29574/2006 
Abstract: This work intends to psychometrically evaluate a measure of social fears for late adolescents, who may differently perceive social fear stimulus. A community sample of 794 late adolescents was recruited and assessed, using the Social Anxiety and Avoidance Scale for Adolescents. Internal structure analysis indicates that late adolescents adopt a unique perspective on social experiences. Internal consistency and convergent validity relating to thoughts typical of social anxiety were found. The instrument may be useful for evaluating social fears throughout adolescence.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/46776
DOI: 10.1080/17405629.2013.841093
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FPCEUC - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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