Some variables for social anxiety prediction in college students

Subasi G.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.32, no.144, pp.3-15, 2007 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 144
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-15
  • Keywords: social anxiety, self-esteem, loneliness, social skills, gender, academic achievement, family income, parental attitude, SELF-PRESENTATION, SKILLS DEFICITS, METAANALYSIS, ANXIOUSNESS, LONELINESS, RESPONSES, CONSTRUCT, SHYNESS, PHOBIA, ESTEEM
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study is to find a correlation between social anxiety and variables such as gender, academic achievement, family income, and the attitude of parents, self-esteem, and loneliness and communication skills among young people. The Interaction Anxiousness Scale, The Self-esteem Inventory, The UCLA Loneliness Scale and The Communication Skills Scale were applied to 346 college students. The data related with the variables such as gender, academic achievement, attitude of the parents and family income was gathered by "Personal Data Form". According to the results of the StepwiseRegression Analysis, variables such as self-esteem, loneliness and gender significantly predicted social anxiety. As a result, self-esteem is the most significant predictor for social anxiety. Thus, the parents and educators who have a significant role on the development of self-esteem should be well-informent about this relationship.