Department   Hiroshima shudo University  The Faculty of Health Sciences
   Position   Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2022/06
Type Articles
Title Effects of fear of negative and positive evaluations on social anxiety: An examination focusing on the mediating effect of self-focused attention
Contribution Type Co-Authored Publication
Journal TypeAnother Country
Volume, Issue, Pages 2-9頁
Number of pages 8
Author and coauthor Kanoko SHINMOTO & Koji MINOSAKI
Details Factors that maintain social anxiety include fear of negative evaluations (FNE) and fear of positive evaluations. In addition, self-attention (rumination and reflection) also influences social anxiety. In this study, we conducted a questionnaire survey of 147 university students to examine the influences of FNE and FPE on social anxiety, with rumination and reflection as mediating variables. As a result, it was shown that FNE and FPE directly influence social anxiety, but also indirectly influence social anxiety through rumination. These results suggest that not only interventions for FNE and FPE, but also interventions for rumination may be successful.