The Interaction Anxiousness Scale: Construct and Criterion-Related Validity

This article presents data regarding the validity and reliability of the Interaction Anxiousness Scale, a self-report measure of dispositional social anxiety.

Mark R. Leary; Robin M. Kowalski

2005

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  • This article presents data regarding the validity and reliability of the Interaction Anxiousness Scale, a self-report measure of dispositional social anxiety.
  • The IAS demonstrates high test-retest and internal reliability.
  • Correlations with measures relevant to social and general anxiety document its convergent and discriminant validity, and it correlates well with measures of anxiety and interpersonal concern in actual interactions.

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