International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 18 Num. 3 - October 2018


Emotional-Evolutional Model of Social Anxiety in University Students

Volume 18 Num. 3 - October 2018 - Pages 315-330


Valeria E Morán , Fabián O Olaz , Edgardo R Pérez , Zilda AP Del Prette


Studies of social anxiety in university students have become of particular importance given its disabling impact over social adjustment and psychological well-being. The present research had the objective of developing an explanatory model of this phenomenon with principles based on attachment theory and the theories of emotional regulation. We worked with a sample of 438 university students and structural equation modeling (SEM) was used for data analysis. We produced an explanatory model which presented appropriate adjustment indexes (CFI= .95; GFI= .95; RMSEA= .05). In this model, the predictive role of expectations of social rejection and the difficulties in emotion regulation in the aetiology of social anxiety are clear. These factors are in turn influenced by the fear of abandonment linked to internal working models of insecure attachment of development in early childhood. Significant differences were found in favour of women in percentages of variance explained in social anxiety and expectations of social rejection.

How to cite this paper: Morán VE, Olaz FO, Pérez ER, & Del Prette ZAP (2018). Emotional-Evolutional Model of Social Anxiety in University Students. International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy, 18, 3, 315-330

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