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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

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S144376

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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

Abstract:
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.

Keywords:
emotion dysregulation, eveningness, morningness, social anxiety

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