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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
The aim of this study was to investigate the factor structure and the psychometric properties of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A) in Iranian population. In this study, 403 (215 female, 178 male) adolescents, aged 12-17, studying in four regions of Shiraz were selected by cluster sampling. To evaluate the psychometric properties of the scale in the first SAS-A subscales were translated, so they were given the necessary cultural change and were ready to be used. Students completed the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A), the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS), and the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI). The results obtained from factor analyses supported the three-factor structure proposed by the original authors (FNE, SAD-New, and SAD-General). Evidence for convergent and discriminate validity was found. Also, internal consistencies were high for all three subscales. These findings provide the initial support for the use of the SAS-A among Iranian adolescent population.