Social anxiety and training in neurolinguistic programming

Janet Konefal, Robert C. Duncan

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The Liebowitz Social Phobia Scale measured the effect of training on social anxiety responses of 28 adults prior to and following a 21-day residential training, and at 6 mo. follow-up. Significant reductions posttraining and at follow-up were evident in the mean self-reported global scale scores on fear and avoidance behavior in social situations. The item scores, aggregated to reflect the situational domains of formal and informal speaking, being observed by others, and assertion, showed significant and continuing reduction from posttraining through follow-up. These finding are consistent with the hypothesis that this training may be associated with reduced responses to social anxiety, but as there was no formal control group, pretest scores from another study were used. Interpretation is limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1115-1122
Number of pages8
JournalPsychological reports
Issue number3 PART 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998


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Konefal, J., & Duncan, R. C. (1998). Social anxiety and training in neurolinguistic programming. Psychological reports, 83(3 PART 1), 1115-1122.