The Role of gender, self-esteem, self-consciousness, and social self-efficacy on adolescent shyness

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2012
Çağlayan Mülazım, Öznur
This study investigated the relationship between gender, self-esteem, self-consciousness, social self-efficacy and shyness among 9th, 10th, and 11th grade school students. Participants of the study were 424 high school students (250 female and 174 male) from four high schools in Bursa. Demographic information form, Revised Cheek and Buss Shyness Scale (RCBS) (Cheek & Buss, 1981), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) (Rosenberg, 1965), Self-Consciousness Scale (SCS) (Feningstein, Scheier, & Buss, 1975), and Social Self-Efficacy Scale (Matsushima & Shiomi, 2002) were used as data collection instruments. The results of multiple regression analysis indicated that self-esteem, self-consciousness, and social self-efficacy were significant predictors of high school students‟ shyness and the model accounted for the 47% of the variance in shyness scores. It was indicated that self-esteem accounted for 8%, self-consciousness accounted for 22%, and social self-efficacy accounted for 17% of the total variance. On the other hand, no significant relation was found between gender and shyness. Findings also revealed that while v shyness was negatively correlated with self-esteem and social self-efficacy, it was positively correlated with self-consciousness.

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Ö. Çağlayan Mülazım, “The Role of gender, self-esteem, self-consciousness, and social self-efficacy on adolescent shyness,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.