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WAGNER, Marcia Fortes; MORAES, João Feliz Duarte de; OLIVEIRA, Angela Aparecida Wolff  and  OLIVEIRA, Margareth da Silva. Factorial analysis of the Social Anxiety Questionnaire for Adults. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.69, n.1, pp.61-72. ISSN 1809-5267.

Social Anxiety Disorder or Social Phobia is among the most common psychological disorders, and the use of assessment tools with proper psychometric properties is required to obtain a correct diagnosis. This article aims to describe the exploratory factor analysis of the Social Anxiety Questionnaire for Adults, which is considered a new instrument to assess Social Anxiety Disorder. The sample consisted of 894 participants, including 768 of non-clinical population and 126 of clinical one. This is an instrumental, quantitative and cross-sectional study. As a result, the Social Anxiety Questionnaire for Adults showed good psychometric properties, stability in structure and nature of the five factors with excellent internal consistency, pointing to a clearly factorial distribution of the instrument for measuring social anxiety.

Keywords : Social anxiety Disorder; Factor analysis; Psychometrics.

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