Discrepancies between Parent-Adolescent Reports of Adolescent Social Anxiety: Associations of Parental Support, Conflict and Anxiety Severity

by Julianna Strati
The present study examines associations between adolescents’ perceived parental support/conflict, discrepancies in maternal and adolescent-report of social anxiety symptoms, and adolescent social anxiety severity (self-report). Contradicting past research, mothers endorse significantly more social anxiety symptoms compared to adolescents. Additionally, we demonstrate support/conflict are differentially associated with score discrepancies as well as severity. Results emphasize the importance of relationship perception, as support was indicative of concordance in social anxiety symptom reporting.
Major: 
Psychology
Exhibition Category: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Exhibition Format: 
Poster Presentation
Campus: 
University Park
Faculty Sponsor: 
Kristin Buss
Poster Number: 
16054