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Resilience against social anxiety: The role of social networks in social anxiety disorder
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Återhämtningsförmåga från social ångest : Betydelsen av sociala nätverk inom social fobi (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Resilience refers to the capacity to quickly return to normal levels of functioning in the face of adversity. This capacity has previously been linked to social support. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of social networks in the association between resilience and social anxiety in a clinical group with social anxiety disorder (n = 41) and a control group of university students (n = 40). The results showed that controls were significantly more resilient than the clinical group. Controls had significantly larger, more diverse and active social networks than the clinical group. Resilience was negatively associated with social anxiety in both groups. In the clinical group, there was a significant partial mediation effect of resilience on social anxiety through the size of the social network, a x b = –0.33, 95% CI [–0.718, –0.111]. Potential clinical applications of these results were discussed.

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2016. , 29 p.
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resilience, social network, social anxiety, social support
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-131140ISRN: LIU-IBL-PSYK4-A--16/001--SEOAI: diva2:968637
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Available from: 2016-09-12 Created: 2016-09-12 Last updated: 2016-09-12Bibliographically approved

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