The factor structure of the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory and prediction of alcohol consumption in a Hispanic college sample

Jesus Arturo Orona, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

Social anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders in adolescents and adults (Ollendick & Hirshfeld-Becker, 2002). According to the DSM-IV-TR (2000) fourth edition, text revision, the lifetime prevalence of social anxiety ranges from 3% to 13%. In addition, epidemiologic data supports a modest relation between social anxiety and alcohol consumption (Lepine & Pelissolo, 1998). Two hundred and ninety-one Hispanic students from a Southwestern university participated in the study. They were administered the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory (SPAI; Turner, Beidel, & Dancu, 1996) and The Steady Pattern Form 90 (Miller, 1996) questionnaires. A hierarchical factor model best explained the underlying the factor structure of the SPAI. After controlling for age and gender, a regression analysis revealed that the SPAI was not related to alcohol consumption, contrary to prior research findings. ^

Subject Area

Psychology, Clinical

Recommended Citation

Orona, Jesus Arturo, "The factor structure of the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory and prediction of alcohol consumption in a Hispanic college sample" (2006). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1435315.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1435315

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