Article Title: Relationship between Shyness and Academic Achievement among Adolescents in Karachi

Author: Kanzah Chishti, Faiza Amin and Dr. TahiraYousaf

University: Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University – Karachi Campus, Karachi

Correspondence  Address: Dr Tahira Yousaf, Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University – Karachi Campus, Karachi, Pakistan. Email: tahiraysf@yahoo.com

Journal: Bahria Journal of Professional Psychology, January 2018, Vol. 17, No. 1, 83-98

Abstract

The aim of the present study is to examine the relationship between shyness and academic achievement among adolescents. It was assumed that there would be a significant relationship between shyness and academic achievement in adolescents. In order to empirically test the variables, the13-Item revised version of Cheek and Buss Shyness Scale (RCBS; Cheek & Melchior, 1990) was employed for measuring shyness and for academic achievement of students, their percentage from the previous year was used. The sample of N = 200 (Male n = 100 & Female n = 100) was taken from Grade VI-X from private schools of Karachi, Pakistan. The participants belonged to 12 to 16 years old age group. The results indicated that there is a significant negative relationship between shyness and academic achievement (r= -0.38, p=0.01). The implication of the current study highlights the needs for nurturing shy students to increase academic achievement.

Keywords: Shyness, academic achievement, adolescents, Cheek and Buss Shyness Scale