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Shahrabi Farahani H, rafie poor A, Razian S. The Role of Gender in the Social Anxiety. frooyesh. 2019; 7 (10) :243-254
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Social anxiety disorder (SAD) a type of psychological disorder with persistent fear and avoidance of social situations due to fears of evaluation. SAD is associated with significant impairment in social and work functioning. Gender differences in social anxiety disorder are important for treatment seeking. Although SAD is One of the most common psychological disorders, there has been few researches of gender differences in SAD. The aim of this study was to compare the dimensions of social anxiety: fear, avoidance and physiological response between male and female students. 392 students of Shahed University, including 182 boys and 210 girls sampling were They were available selected and They were asked to complete questionnaire scale of social phobia (SPIN) in three dimensions, fear, avoidance and distress physiological response. The results of T-test  showed there was no significant difference in the scores of social anxiety in both sexes. Also the level of fear, avoidance and physiological discomfort there is no significant difference.So it can be concluded that the prevalence of social anxiety in male and female students is almost at the same level.

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Type of Article: Research | Subject: General Psychology
Received: 2017/04/12 | Revised: 2019/01/14 | Accepted: 2017/04/18

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