عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Introduction: The present study was designed to evaluate the psychometric properties of self-beliefs related to social anxiety scale (SBSA) among Iranian society by using descriptive Method.
Method: Statistical population of this research was all students in Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in the first year of undergraduate of 2014-2015 academic years. 402 students were selected by cluster sampling method among them. Data were collected by using 15- items of self-beliefs related to social anxiety scale (SBSA);Jerabek's social anxiety scale and social phobia scale.
Results: Construct validity (confirmatory factor analysis) was used to determine validity of scale and also criterion –related validity was measured by with Jerabek's social anxiety scale and social phobia scale. Internal consistency with Cronbach's alpha index was used to determinin the reliability. Based on results of confirmatory factor analysis 3 factors model of SBSA has fit partly. The overall reliability of scale was obtained 81% by Cronbach's alpha.
Conclusion: Statistical analysis showed that this scale can be used to measure self-beliefs related to social anxiety for the Iranian population.