ERIC Number: ED198441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Assessment of Shyness in Children: Preliminary Instrumentation.
Lazarus, Philip J.
Shyness is a prevalent problem among grade school children, and several instruments for measuring shyness are being developed. Some of these assessment instruments include the Shyness Line, the Shyness Problem Line, and the Shyness Self Report, questionnaires focusing on children's feelings, thoughts and behaviors related to shyness. These questionnaires were used to help identify a cross-section of 98 shy fifth-grade students, and were readministered a week later. Results indicate that children consider shyness a personal "problem," and more than 60% of identified shy children would like to join a counseling group to help overcome shyness. Shyness was also found to correlate positively with low self-esteem. The Teachers Shyness Report, another measurement test, was given to 18 fifth-grade teachers to help identify shy students; all tests correlated positively. (Author/KMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Atlanta, GA, March 26-29, 1980).