Document Type : Original Article
MA of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Saveh Branch, Saveh, Iran.
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University of Saveh Branch, Saveh, Iran.
M.Sc. of General Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, North Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran.
Objective Given that social anxiety is a high prevalence disorder that affects the social functioning of individuals and one of its essential consequences in children and adolescents is a severe school dropout. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the quality of parent-child relationship in social anxiety of female high school students in the fifth district of Tehran.
Methods The present research method was descriptive-correlational and its statistical population included all-female high school students in the fifth district of Tehran. From this number, a sample of 348 people was selected by the available sampling method based on the Morgan table. Leibwitz (1987) and Pianta (1994) Parent-Child Relationship Scale were used to collect data and Pearson correlation coefficient was used to analyze the data.
Results The results showed that there is a significant negative correlation between the parent-child relationship and social anxiety (P <0.01).
Conclusion Finally, considering the quality of the parent-child relationship in predicting social anxiety, the development of any program to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship can lead to the prevention or reduction of social anxiety in adolescents.