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Situational Shyness among Chinese Adolescents: Measurement and Associations with Adjustment

Abstract Although researchers often conceptualize shyness as stable across different situations (e.g., Rubin, Coplan, & Bowker, 2009), evidence has suggested that shyness may consist of situation-specific components (e.g., Asendorpf, 1990a; 1990b; Gazelle & Faldowski, 2014; Xu & Farver, 2009). This study was aimed at developing a systematic measurement tool for situational shyness in adolescence, as well as examining the relations between situational shyness and other popular measures of shyness and between situational shyness and adjustment. A sample of Chinese adolescents (N = 492) from an urban school participated in the study during 7th (T1) and 8th (T2) grades. Adolescents self-reported their situational shyness using a new measure ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor An, Danming (Author) / Eggum-Wilkens, Natalie D (Advisor) / Spinrad, Tracy L (Committee member) / Eisenberg, Nancy (Committee member) / Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Developmental psychology / academic achievement / China / internalizing problems / measurement / peer relationships / shyness
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 128 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Family and Human Development 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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