Social Anxiety Disorder Constructs: Beyond Fearing Negative Evaluation

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dc.contributor.author Teale, Michelle J.N.
dc.contributor.author Carleton, R. Nicholas
dc.contributor.author Asmundson, Gordon J.G.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-21T22:26:34Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-21T22:26:34Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10294/3344
dc.description.abstract Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a severely distressing disorder that interferes with activities of daily living for 7-13% of the population, making it a significant mental health concern (Kessler et al., 2005). Pioneering cognitive models of SAD underscored fear of negative evaluation as a central cognitive construct contributing to the development and maintenance of the disorder (Clark & Wells, 1995). Other cognitive constructs have since been shown as predictive of social anxiety symptoms, including fear of positive evaluation (Weeks, Heimberg, & Rodebaugh, 2008), anxiety sensitivity (Rodriguez, Bruce, Pagano, Spencer, & Keller, 2004), and most recently, intolerance of uncertainty (Carleton, Collimore, & Asmundson, 2010). The current study extends Carleton and colleagues’ (2010) work by concurrently examining all of the aforementioned cognitive constructs and assessing those relationships within a clinical sample. Participants meeting diagnostic criteria for SAD are currently being recruited (n=40 currently completed, estimated final total of n=80 expected by early March) to complete measures of social anxiety symptoms and each of the constructs of interest. Analyses to date suggest intolerance of uncertainty (p<.05), along with anxiety sensitivity (p<.05), and fear of positive evaluation (p<.05) account for variance in SAD symptoms comparable to the variance accounted for by the classically hallmark construct, fear of negative evaluation. The results of such investigations provide important directions for clinicians (i.e., targets for cognitive therapies) and researchers (i.e., avenues for building comprehensive predictive models). Comprehensive results, implications, and directions for future research will be discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Regina Graduate Students' Association en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Posters and Exhibits en_US
dc.subject Social anxiety disorder en_US
dc.subject Vulnerabilities en_US
dc.subject Anxiety sensitivity en_US
dc.subject Intolerance of uncertainty en_US
dc.subject Fear of evaluation en_US
dc.title Social Anxiety Disorder Constructs: Beyond Fearing Negative Evaluation en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.description.authorstatus Student en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US


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