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Primary use / Purpose:
Individual differences in social anxiety and avoidance behaviors have been posited to underlie differences in the extent to which individuals worry about their perceived deficient self-attributes. The NSPS was created to tap the factors underpinning social interaction and performance anxiety and related constructs. The NSPS has utility for both clinical research and practice.
The NSPS has been shown to have good internal consistency and test-retest reliability, strong convergent validity, and adequate discriminant validity (Moscovitch & Huyder, 2011).