Parental factors associated with social anxiety: Methodological limitations and suggestions for integrated behavioral research

Carrie L. Masia, Tracy L. Morris

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Abstract

The quality of social relationships is a strong predictor of later adjustment. Thus, it is crucial to identify those environmental factors that lead to appropriate versus deficient childhood social relations. Parent-child interaction is one important context to examine due to the crucial role that the family environment plays in children's social development. This article reviews the parental factors associated with social anxiety, integrating the literature from various fields within psychology. Methodological limitations of this research are discussed, pointing to ambiguous constructs, limited assessment procedures, lack of research integration, and reliance on cognitive interpretations. Finally, suggestions are made for future investigations to clarify the definition of constructs and allow for more precise specification of the parental behaviors associated with social anxiety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-228
Number of pages18
JournalClinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998

Keywords

  • Behavioral
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Parenting
  • Social anxiety

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