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Table 3 The comparison of the BFNE, the SPIN, and the SIAS scores among clinical and non-clinical samples.

From: The Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (BFNE): translation and validation study of the Iranian version

  Non-clinical sample
(n = 202)
Clinical sample
(n = 33)
Effect size p
Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (BFNE)     
Mean (SD) 28.7(5.9) 33.9 (7.6) 0.96 0.006
Range 15–53 18–53   
Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN)     
Mean (SD) 18.8 (11.2) 30.9 (7.4) 0.86 <0.001
Range 0–68 0–68   
Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS)     
Mean (SD) 23.8 (12.6) 34.3 (9.8) 0.87 < 0.001
Range 0–53 12–53