This study examined, in 102 mother-daughter dyads, whether (a) girls' social skills and loneliness are related to girls ' social anxiety, after adjusting for girls ' depressive symptoms, and (b) mothers'social functioning (social anxiety, social skills, and loneliness) is related to girls ' social anxiety, after accounting for girls ' social functioning (social skills and loneliness) and mothers ' and girls ' depressive symptoms. After accounting for girls ' depression, girls ' loneliness (and not social skills) was related to girls ' self-reported social anxiety and girls ' social skills (and not loneliness) were related to mothers ' reports of girls ' social anxiety. Mothers ' social functioning accounted for significant variance in girls ' social anxiety, beyond that accounted for by girls ' social functioning and mothers ' and girls ' depression. Mothers ' loneliness and fear of negative evaluation showed significant relations to girls ' social anxiety when variance attributable to other variables was partialed out, whereas mothers ' social skills and social avoidance and distress did not. Directions for future research on social anxiety are highlighted.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology|
|State||Published - 2006|