Direct and indirect predictors of social anxiety: The role of anxiety sensitivity, behavioral inhibition, experiential avoidance and self-consciousness

Using mediated and moderated regression, this study examined the hypothesis that anxiety sensitivity, the tendency to be concerned about anxiety symptoms, and behavioral inhibition, the tendency to withdraw from novel and potentially dangerous stimuli, predict social anxiety indirectly through experiential avoidance as measured by the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II and self-consciousness, as measured by the Self-Consciousness Scale. Behavioral inhibition and anxiety sensitivity are operationalized as temperamental traits, while experiential avoidance and self-consciousness are seen as learned emotion regulation strategies.
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Molecular Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Mindfulness - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Family Violence - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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