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Taijin Kyofusho and Social Anxiety and Their Clinical Relevance in Indonesia and Switzerland

Noortje Vriends; Noortje Vriends; Monique C. Pfaltz; Peppy Novianti; Johana E.Prawitasari Hadiyono;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2013 Journal: Frontiers in Psychology (issn: 1664-1078, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Country: Switzerland
Background: Taijin Kyofusho Scale (TKS) is an interpersonal fear to offend others and is defined by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as a culturally bound syndrome that occurs in Japan and Korea. Recently, cases with TKS have also been recognized in other cultures. The present questionnaire study investigated self-report TKS symptoms and social anxiety symptoms, and their clinical relevance in an Indonesian and Swiss sample. It also investigated whether self-construal is associated with TKS and social anxiety, and if self-construal is a mediator of the expected association between cultural background and social anxiety and TKS sympt...
free text keywords: social anxiety, social phobia, Taijin Kyofhusho, Cultural clinical Psychology, Self-construal, Treatment wish, Psychology, BF1-990, General Psychology, international, Klinik für Konsiliarpsychiatrie und Psychosomatik, 610 Medicine & health, Original Research, Liebowitz social anxiety scale, Taijin kyofusho, medicine.disease, medicine, Clinical significance, Psychometrics, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Indonesian, language.human_language, language, Rating scale, Clinical psychology, Interpersonal communication
Funded by
SNSF| Cultural Differences in Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: IZK0Z1-125616
  • Funding stream: Careers | International short research visits
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