Measurement equivalence of the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS) and Social Phobia Scale (SPS) across individuals with social anxiety disorder from Japanese and Australian sociocultural contexts.


Centre for Emotional Health, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. Electronic address: [Email]


Cultural factors influence both the expression of social anxiety and the interpretation and functioning of social anxiety measures. This study aimed to test the measurement equivalence of two commonly used social anxiety measures across two sociocultural contexts using individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD) from Australia and Japan.


Assessment,Culture,Factor analysis,Measurement equivalence,Social anxiety disorder,