Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

Parent attitudes and submissive behaviors in adolescents as social anxiety predictors

Abdullah Mert
  • Abdullah Mert
  • Department of Psychological Counseling, Faculty of Education, Usak University, 64300 Izmir Yolu Usak, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 26 August 2021
  •  Accepted: 11 October 2021
  •  Published: 28 February 2022


The aim of this study was to present the power of high school students' parents’ attitudes and submissive behaviors' in predicting social anxiety. The study group consisted of 298 students (159 female, 139 male) from two different high schools who were studying in the 2018-2019 academic year and voluntarily participated in the study. The study was carried out in accordance with the relational screening model. In this study, the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SASA) was used to determine the social anxiety levels of the participants, while the Parenting Attitude Scale (PAS) and the Submissive Behaviors Scale (SBS) was used for determining the parents’ attitudes. Multiple regression analysis was applied to determine the power of secondary school students in predicting social anxiety levels. There was a medium level positive correlation found between high school students' total social anxiety scores and submissive behaviors.


Key words: Social anxiety predictors, parent attitudes, submissive behaviors, adolescents.