Relationship between shyness and academic stress among adolescents

Lancy, D'Souza and Ramakrishne Gowda, H. M. and Yashodhar Kumar, G. Y. (2016) Relationship between shyness and academic stress among adolescents. Asian Journal of Development Matters, 10 (1). pp. 176-182. ISSN 0976-4674

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In recent years psychologists are focusing more on shyness and its negative effects among adolescents. Few of the studies have also indicated various types of stresses experienced by adolescents due to varied reasons. In the present study an attempt is made to correlate shyness with stress and find out the major predictors of shyness. Further, to find out gender differences if any, in shyness and stress experienced by male and female adolescents. A total of 180 adolescents were selected for the present investigation from few of the high schools and pre university colleges in and around Mysore City, using stratified random sampling technique. They were administered shyness assessment test (D‘Souza, 2006), and academic stress inventory (Lin & Chen, 2009). Shyness of adolescents was measured through 3 domains-cognitive/affective, physiological and action oriented. Academic stress of the selected sample was measured in 7 domains. They were Stress from teachers, Stress from results, Stress from tests, Studying in group stress, Peer stress, Time management stress and Self-inflicted stress. The administration of tools was done in 2 sessions. Data were subjected to descriptive statistics, Pearson‘s product moment correlation, stepwise multiple regression and Independent samples ’t‘ test. The adolescents had higher levels of stress in teacher related and time management related issues. All the domains of stress were significantly and positively correlated with various domains of shyness and total scores. Further, regression analysis revealed that only 2 domains of shyness best predicted the stress of the students and they were –‘Cognitive domain and physiological domain‘. Lastly gender-wise comparison indicated that girls had significantly higher stress and shyness compared to boys. Implications of the study have been delineated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Psychology
Divisions: Maharajas college > Psychology
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Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2019 10:35
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