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Yu Jin Nam 1 Article
The Moderating Effects of Coping Style on the Relationship betweenPerfectionistic Self-Presentation and Social Anxiety in College Students
Yu Jin Nam, Bong Keon Lee
STRESS. 2020;28(1):10-16.   Published online March 31, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2020.28.1.10
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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.


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