Perfectionistic Self-Presentation, Social Anxiety and Interpersonal Problems in Teachers

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Maheen Fatima, Dr Shazia Qayyum , Faiz Younas


The current examination intended to ascertain the relationship of perfectionistic self-presentation, social anxiety as well as interpersonal problems just as the mediating role of social anxiety between perfectionistic self-presentation and interpersonal problems. It was hypothesized that social anxiety is probably going to intervene the relationship (the same as a mediator) of perfectionistic self-presentation and interpersonal problems in teachers. For this reason Perfectionistic Self-presentation Scale (PSPS) (Hewitt et al., 2003) including three features of the perfectionistic self-promotion, the non-display of imperfection and the nondisclosure of imperfection, Social Anxiety Questionnaire for Adults (SAQA-30) (Caballo et al., 2015) with the subscales of speaking in public/talking with people in authority, interactions with the opposite sex, assertive expression of annoyance, criticism and embarrassment, and interactions with strangers and Circumplex Scales of Interpersonal Efficacy (CSIE) (Locke and Sadler, 2007) having the subscales; dominant, dominant and distant, distant, yielding and distant, yielding, yielding and friendly, friendly, dominant and friendly were utilized. The sample comprised of 200 educators (teachers). This representative was taken from the public division colleges and universities of Lahore. The results were generated by applying descriptive statistics, reliability analysis, Pearson correlation and Mediation analysis which demonstrated that perfectionistic self-presentation is positively interrelated or allied with social anxiety and social anxiety is negatively and contrarily allied with interpersonal problems. The subscales were associated with each other as well. The core conclusions of mediation analysis revealed that social anxiety explains negative relationship between perfectionistic self-presentation and interpersonal efficacy

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