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Research on Social Studies

Edited By Mehmet Ali İçbay, Hasan Arslan and Frederic Jacobs

This book is a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The topics in the book include a wide range of studies from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teachers’ image on newspapers, from the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level to the role of organizational silence on the academicians’ loneliness in the working life.

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An Investigation of the Relationship Between Social Phobia and Parenting Attitudes


1. Introduction

Social phobia, which is also currently defined as “social anxiety disorder” in the DSM 5, is a type of anxiety disorder characterised by an intense fear in one or more social situations causing considerable distress and an impaired ability to function in at least some parts of one’s daily life. The individual fears that he or she will act in a way that will be embarrassing and humiliating. The feared situations are avoided or else are endured with intense anxiety and distress (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).

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