The Social Interaction And Anxiety Scale

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Methods & Tools As briefly noted in the introduction, we used a modified version of the Social Interaction and Anxiety Scale (SIAS) to analyze participants’ symptoms of social anxiety.
Participants were recruited online using Amazon and reimbursed a small amount of money for their participation. One hundred American adults responded to the survey, though only ninety-nine of the responses were analyzed. The participants’ ages ranged from 20 years to 65 years with a mean age of 33.4 years. The participants were fifty-two percent male and forty-seven percent female and participants of the survey self-identified themselves as white (82%), black/African-American (8%), Asian (7%), and American Indian (2%), with no Hawaiian American participants. Ninety-nine percent of participants specified a gender and race in their responses to the survey. Participants were placed into three groups based on their score on the survey. The lower 25th percentile had scores between 0 and .250000, exhibiting below normal levels of social anxiety. The middle 50th percentile (n=49) had scores between .250001 and 1.800000, indicating normal levels of social anxiety. The upper 25th percentile had scores between 1.800001 and 4.00, revealing higher than normal levels of social anxiety.
In order to analyze our data, we began by finding the correlation between the SPINSUM variable and our mean variable. This showed a correlation between participant’s social misperception levels and
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