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Morningness–eveningness and emotion dysregulation incremental validity in predicting social anxiety dimensions

Authors Azad-Marzabadi E, Amiri S

Received 20 June 2017

Accepted for publication 9 August 2017

Published 6 September 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 275—279


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Esfandiar Azad-Marzabadi,1 Sohrab Amiri2

1Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 2Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran

This study investigates the usefulness of morningness–eveningness and emotion dysregulation for better understanding of social anxiety dimensions. Specifically, associations between morningness–eveningness and incremental validity of emotion dysregulation as a predictor of social anxiety were examined. Data were obtained from a sample of normal students (N=510). Results of regression analyses showed that morningness was a significant predictor of social anxiety variables. Dimensions of emotion dysregulation had multiple associations with facets from social anxiety. Emotion dysregulation was found to be a positive predictor of social anxiety. The results expand the understanding of social anxiety and indicate how the domains of morningness–eveningness and emotion regulation could explain social anxiety in a normal population.

emotion dysregulation, eveningness, morningness, social anxiety

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