ISSN : 2733-4538
This study aimed to understand the psychological process of perfectionistic self-presentation that affects social anxiety and verify if self-organization and self-concept clarity have different moderating effects in this process. A survey was conducted on 392 college students which included perfectionistic self-presentation, self-organization style, self-concept clarity, stress, and social anxiety. Results showed that the three-way interaction of perfectionistic self-presentation, stress, and self-organization had a significant effect on social anxiety. Individuals with integrative self-structures scored lower on social anxiety even when they represent ‘nondisplay of imperfection’ during interpersonal stress situations. Self-concept clarity showed no significant moderating effect on perfectionistic self-presentation, stress, and social anxiety. Finally, the clinical implications of the results and limitations of this study are discussed.
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