The Severity of Social Anxiety Disorder among Nursing Students at the University of Tabuk

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Jay Ablao

Abstract

Background: Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) or known as social phobia is an excessive fear of interacting with
people and a fear of being evaluated negatively by others. The person has extreme concerns about being exposed
to possible scanning and social fears or performance situations in which embarrassment may occur.
Objective: This study aimed to measure the severity of social anxiety disorder and its associated factors among
nursing students.
Methods: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study. The participants were 138 nursing students of the University
of Tabuk. Data were collected using a SPIN self-administered questionnaire.
Results: The findings revealed that the prevalence of SAD among the nursing students was very severe (2.2%),
severe (6.5%), moderate (13.0%), mild (18.1%), and no social phobia at 60.2%. This showed no significant
relationship between the severity of SAD across the demographic profile (P=>0.05).
Conclusion: About 40% of nursing students suffered from mild to severe social anxiety disorder which may affect
their academic performance. Nursing leaders should conduct awareness programs and educational activities to
lessen SAD among nursing students.

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The Severity of Social Anxiety Disorder among Nursing Students at the University of Tabuk. (2023). International Journal of Nursing Education, 15(3), 13-19. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v15i3.19566
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Jay Ablao

Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

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The Severity of Social Anxiety Disorder among Nursing Students at the University of Tabuk. (2023). International Journal of Nursing Education, 15(3), 13-19. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v15i3.19566