Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Perceived Anxiety Control and The Contribution of Gender in Social Anxiety Symptoms Within Latinos
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Michiyo Hirai
Dr. Gary Montgomery
Dr. Jason Popan
This study examined the severity of social anxiety symptoms and levels of perceived anxiety control in a Latino sample. It explored how perceived control, over anxiety-provoking events and reactions to those events, contributed to social anxiety symptoms of social interaction fears and performance fears. Potential gender effects were also examined. Gender differences for fear of performance and for levels of perceived anxiety control were found. However, no gender difference was found for social interaction fears. In general, men reported higher levels of perceived anxiety control than women. Low perceived anxiety control significantly correlated with higher social interaction fears and performance fears of social anxiety disorder. The relationship between perceived anxiety control and social anxiety disorder symptoms was not moderated by gender, suggesting that the role of perceived control in social anxiety may be gender invariant in Latinos.
University of Texas-Pan American
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