Psychometric Properties of the Greek Translation of the Social Phobia Inventory

Marios Argyrides, Nektarios Alexi, Kathleen Moore

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    Abstract

    In the current study we examined the psychometric properties of the Greek adaptation of the Social Phobic Inventory (SoPhI) (Moore & Gee, 2003). The questionnaire is a 21-item self-report measure that assesses social anxiety based on the criteria of the DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5. A total of 221 university students volunteered to complete the SoPhI. Exploratory Principal Components Analysis indicated the presence of a single factor explaining 38% of the variance. The internal reliability was strong (? = .92). These results provide evidence for the utility of this instrument to assess social anxiety in countries where Greek is spoken as well as for research involving cross-cultural comparisons. Future directions in research using this instrument are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)47-55
    Number of pages9
    JournalHellenic Journal of Psychology
    Volume11
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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