The Study of Mediating Effects of Cognitive Factors on Links between Behavioral Inhibition and Social Anxiety


1 Department of clinical psychology University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences

2 Tehran institute of psychiatry Tehran University of Medical Sciences


The aim of this study was to investigate the interactional relationship between behavioral inhibition and cognitive factors in the development of social anxiety symptoms. This study has been done in a cross-sectional comparative framework. A sample of 408 students who were selected by the arbitrary sampling method completed the following questionnaires: Social Phobia Inventory, Behavioral Inhibition Scales, Focus Attention Questionnaire, and Consequences of Negative Social Events Questionnaire. Data were analyzed using the Lisrel software and the path analysis method. Results showed a correlation between each pair of the variables (p