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.
Social and Behavioral Sciences