ERIC Number: ED461068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
The Three-Component Model of Shyness: Conceptual, Correlational, and Treatment Considerations.
Weyer, Christina Y.; Carducci, Bernardo J.
The purpose of this study was to examine the three-component model of shyness as assessed by the Cheek-Buss Shyness Scale (CBSS). Eighty-four introductory psychology students completed the twenty-item CBSS and three single-item measures assessing the physiological, behavioral, and cognitive components of shyness. The results indicated a consistent pattern of significant correlations (p<.01) for the three separate component measures of shyness across the twenty shyness items. Such a pattern suggests that each of the three separate components of shyness appears within each shyness scale item and assists in reconciling previous psychometric research investigating the CBSS and the three-component model of shyness. A discussion of the methodological and treatment implications of the three-component model of shyness is also presented. (Contains 1 table and 14 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (109th, San Francisco, CA, August 24-28, 2001).