La autoestima y su relación con la ansiedad social y las habilidades sociales

  1. Vicente E. Caballo 1
  2. Isabel C. Salazar 1
  3. César Antona
  4. Pilar Bas 2
  5. María J. Irurtia 3
  6. José A. Piqueras 4
  7. Carlos Salavera 5
  1. 1 Universidad de Granada

    Universidad de Granada

    Granada, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Cádiz

    Universidad de Cádiz

    Cádiz, España


  3. 3 Universidad de Valladolid

    Universidad de Valladolid

    Valladolid, España


  4. 4 Universidad de Elche
  5. 5 Universidad de Zaragoza

    Universidad de Zaragoza

    Zaragoza, España


Psicología conductual = behavioral psychology: Revista internacional de psicología clínica y de la salud

ISSN: 1132-9483

Year of publication: 2018

Volume: 26

Issue: 1

Pages: 23-53

Type: Article

More publications in: Psicología conductual = behavioral psychology: Revista internacional de psicología clínica y de la salud


This paper examines self-esteem and its dimensions using the Revised JanisField Feelings of Inadequacy Scale (RJFFIS) and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) in a sample comprising mostly university undergraduates (n= 826). We analyzed their relationship with social anxiety (SA) and social skills (SS), assessed with the Social Anxiety Questionnaire for adults (SAQ), the Social Skills Questionnaire (CHASO) and the Rathus Assertiveness Schedule (RAS). The hepta- factorial solution for the RJFFIS explains 59.65% of the common variance and supports a multifactorial concept of self-esteem, including facets that have to do with physical appearance and abilities, social relationships, and academic or work skills. The moderate correlations with the RSES support the convergent validity of the RJFFIS. On the other hand, self-esteem is moderately related to SA and SS. Subjects with high SA show significantly lower self-esteem than those with a low SA and the opposite occurs regarding SS. There are gender differences in terms of self-esteem, with men showing higher scores than women. These results support the multidimensional nature of self-esteem and the need to investigate its role in the areas of both SA and SS.

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