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Salud & Sociedad: investigaciones en psicologia de la salud y psicologia social

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RUBIA, José Moral De La; CASAS, César Jesús Antona  and  CARDENAS, Cirilo Humberto García. Validation of the social phobia and anxiety inventory in a sample of Mexican university students. Salud & Sociedad [online]. 2012, vol.3, n.3, pp.313-331. ISSN 0718-7475.

The aims of this paper were to study the factorial structure, internal consistency, distribution, sex differences, convergent validity, and the relation to age and social desirability of the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory (SPAI). The SPAI, Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS), Self-statements Scale during Public Speaking (SSPS) and Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (BIDR), were administered to a sample of 695 college students with equivalent gender quotas. If the SPAI is reduced to 41 items, a structural model of one factor of social phobia (with five subordinate factors) correlated with one factor of agoraphobia showed an adequate fit to the data. The internal consistency values were high, distributions were positively skewed, women averaged higher than men, and correlations were low with age and the BIDR impression management factor. They were moderate with the SIAS and SSPS. We suggest the use of the SPAI-41 in Mexico and its study in other Spanish-speaking countries.

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