Social Anxiety Among Divorced Women (A Comparative Study Among Arab Societies)
The current study aimed to identify social anxiety disorder among divorced women in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and to compare the prevalence rates of this disorder according to the country, using the Social Anxiety Disorder Scale (Connor, et al., 2000) after Arabizing it, finding the psychometric characteristics of validity and stability, and applying it On a sample of divorced women in each of Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the Emirates amounted to (160) divorced women, using the descriptive approach, and the results of the study concluded that the highest prevalence rate (social anxiety) was in Iraq and the lowest rate was in the Emirates, and these percentages are somewhat average compared to previous studies. The results also showed that there are statistically significant differences in social anxiety. The study recommended that specialists should pay special attention to this segment as a result of the pressures that divorced women suffer from, especially in Iraq.
Keywords: social anxiety, divorced women, comparative study, women.
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