The Influences of internalized Shame on Social Anxiety of male high school student: Mediating Effects of Perfectionistic Self-Presentation

남자고등학생의 내면화된 수치심이 사회불안에 미치는 영향: 완벽주의적 자기제시의 매개효과

  • Received : 2017.12.13
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28


The study was conducted to determine the process of social anxiety among male high school students with prescribed internalized shame. In order to carry out the purposes of research, the study set a model which supposes that perfectionistic self-presentation is mediator between internalized shame and social anxiety. A total of 382 high school students participated in the study. The results of the study are as follows: First, the results of this study showed that the internalized shame and social anxiety appear to have a significant static correlation. In particular, the sense of inadequacy, which is a subordinate concept of the internalized shame, was correlated with social anxiety. Second, perfectionistic self-presentation showed a partially mediated the relationship between internalized shame and perfectionistic self-presentation. These results should be studied not only in cognitive factors contributing to social anxiety but also in the individual inner workings of psychological factors.


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