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A Systematic Review of the Psychometric Properties of Trait Social Anxiety Self-Report Measures

Modini, M., Abbott, M. J., and Hunt, C.
Since the inclusion of social anxiety disorder in DSM-III, a number of self-report measures have been developed in order to detect and measure aspects of trait social anxiety. The present systematic review examined evidence supporting the psychometric properties of trait social anxiety self-report measures. Relevant studies were identified via a comprehensive detailed systematic search of academic databases. The psychometric properties reported in the included studies were subjected to an appraisal of their adequacy using an established quality assessment tool. Of the 3172 studies identified, 72 studies met the inclusion criteria. Included studies indicated that a number of measures had evidence of some adequate psychometric properties, though none demonstrated criteria for all relevant psychometric properties according to the appraisal of adequacy tool utilised in this study. Overall the findings demonstrate that further research is needed to establish the psychometric properties of trait social anxiety self-report measures before their results can be interpreted as robust indices of this important construct.
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Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Publication year:
Symptom status:
Cognitive/mental state
Emotional state
Functional status:
Cognitive/mental functioning
Social functioning
Adults (18-65)
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
PRO / non-PRO:
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
BFNE - Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale
CUSADOS - Clinically Useful Social Anxiety Disorder Outcome Scale
FNE - Fear of Negative Evaluation (FNE) scale
FQSP - Fear Questionnaire Social Phobic Subscale
IAS - Interaction Anxiousness Scale
LSAS - Liebowitz social anxiety scale
Mini-SPIN - Abbreviated Social Phobia Inventory
Mini-SPIN-R - Revised Mini-Social Phobia Inventory
OASES - Older Adult Social-Evaluative Situations
SAD - Social Avoidance and Distress Scale
SCS - Self-Consciousness Scale
SDPQ - Social Phobia Diagnostic Questionnaire
SIAS - Social Interaction Anxiety Scale
SIPS - Social Interaction Phobia Scale
SoPhI - Social Phobia Inventory
SPA-23 - Brief Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory
SPAI - Social Phobia Anxiety Inventory
SPIN - Social Phobia Inventory
SPS-6A - Brief Social Phobia Scale
SPS-6B - Brief Social Phobia Scale
SPS - Social Phobia Scale
SSA - Situational Social Avoidance