Development and Validation of a Situational Social Avoidance Scale

  title={Development and Validation of a Situational Social Avoidance Scale},
  author={F. Ishu Ishiyama},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={114 - 120}
  • F. Ishiyama
  • Published 1 August 1999
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Reports
A 15-item self-report Situational Social Avoidance scale was developed and validated. Two samples of university students (total N = 407) provided data, evidencing high internal consistency (α=.89 for Sample 1, α = .92 for Sample 2) and test-retest reliability of .86 (n = 65) over a 6.5-wk. interval. A factor-analysis yielded an interpretable 3-factor solution with three domains of social avoidance, (a) social performance, (b) socializing, and (c) self-assertion. Sample 2 showed a significant… Expand

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