Differentiation of Self, Emotion Regulation and Social Anxiety among Adolescents

Thesis Title: Differentiation of Self, Emotion Regulation and Social Anxiety among Adolescents.

Author: Rabia Riaz

Supervisor(s): Sidra Javed & Naumana Amjad

Year: 2017

Degree: M.Sc.

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245


The present study assessed differentiation of self, emotional regulation and social anxiety in adolescents. Differentiation of Self-inventory Scale by Skowron and Schmitt (2003), Emotional Regulation Questionnaire developed by Gross and John (2003) and Social Interaction Anxiety Scale by Mattick and Clark (1990) were used to measure the variables. Convenient sampling was used for data collection. Sample consisted of 100 girls and 100 boys from different departments of the Punjab University, Lahore. Results from correlational analysis showed that differentiation of self was positively related with emotional regulation and social anxiety. Moreover, social anxiety was negatively correlated with emotional regulation. Also, hierarchical regression revealed that both independent variables, differentiation of self and emotional regulation were predictors of social anxiety. Further, t-test analysis showed significant gender difference on emotional regulation, with males outperforming females with higher emotional regulation. Also, females reported more social anxiety than males. Implications of the study are discussed along with limitation and suggestion for future researches.

Keywords: Emotional regulation, social anxiety.

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