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ERIC Number: EJ840937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Shyness as a Risk-Factor for Somatic Complaints among Norwegian Adolescents
Henriksen, Roger E.; Murberg, Terje A.
School Psychology International, v30 n2 p148-162 2009
The associations between shyness, school-related stress, social support and somatic complaints, were assessed in a sample of 501 pupils from two secondary schools in Norway. The main finding from this cross-sectional study revealed a positive significant association between shyness and somatic complaints. Findings also showed a significant positive association between perceived school-related stress and somatic complaints, while there was a negative relationship between emotional support from teachers and somatic complaints. Girls reported a significantly higher degree of somatic complaints than boys did. No significant differences between the genders were found in level of reported shyness. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway