A cognitive-behavioral approach to social skills training with shy persons

dc.contributor.committeeChairAvery, Arthur W.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHenton, June
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBell, Nancy J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCoufal, Jeanette
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPeterson, Arlin
dc.creatorHaynes, Lynda A.
dc.date.available2011-02-18T19:07:00Z
dc.date.issued1979-08
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the present study was to develop, implement, and evaluate a social skills training program for shy persons. Subjects were recruited through newspaper articles and announcements describing the program. Twelve subjects (six males and six females) were given nine hours of social skills training while twelve other subjects (six males and six females) served as a wait list control group. Prior to and immediately following training, subjects completed self-report measures to assess social anxiety, cognitive self-statements, and perceived ability to actively participate in social situations. Results indicated that subjects in the experimental group, relative to the control group subjects, significantly (a) decreased their perception of themselves as avoiding social situations, (b)decreased their fear of negative evaluation, (c) decreased their negative self-statements, and (d) increased their perceived ability to actively participate in social situations. Discussion focused on the direction of future research in the area of shyness.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/9474en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rights.availabilityUnrestricted.
dc.subjectBashfulnessen_US
dc.subjectBehavior therapyen_US
dc.subjectInterpersonal relationsen_US
dc.subjectBehavior modificationen_US
dc.titleA cognitive-behavioral approach to social skills training with shy persons
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.departmentHome Economics
thesis.degree.disciplineHome Economics
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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