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The Moderating Effects of Coping Style on the Relationship between Perfectionistic Self- Presentation and Social Anxiety in College Students
Korean J Stress Res 2020;28:10-16
Published online March 31, 2020
© 2020 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Yu Jin Nam 1 , Bong Keon Lee2

1Department of Psychiatry, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University, Goyang, 2Department of Psychology, Chungbuk University, Cheongju, Korea
Correspondence to: Bong Keon Lee
Department of Psychology, Chungbuk University, 1 Chungdae-ro, Seowon-gu, Cheongju 28644, Korea
Tel: +82-43-261-2191
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Received November 15, 2019; Revised March 9, 2020; Accepted March 10, 2020.
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Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between perfectionistic self-presentation and social anxiety, how coping style moderated those factors.
Methods: This study targeted 389 college students in chungcheongbuk-do province as research tools. Participants completed the Korean version of the Perfectionistic Self Presentation scale, Social Interaction Anxiety Scale, and Coping style Scale. That were analyzed by descriptive statistics, correlation, and hierarchical regression analysis using the SPSS 18.0 program.
Results: The results showed that perfectionistic self-presentation, social anxiety, passive coping were positive association. And hierarchical regression analysis showed that, when passive coping was high, the high perfectionistic self-presentational group reported significantly higher social anxiety than the low perfectionistic self-presentational group.
Conclusions: These results suggested the importance of perfectionistic self presentation and coping style in psychological approach to college students who have difficulty in social anxiety problems. And directions for future research were also discussed.
Keywords : Perfectionistic self presentation, Social anxiety, Coping style, Moderating effect

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