Title

Associations Between Shyness and Internalizing and Externalizing Problems During Emerging Adulthood in China

Keywords

emerging adulthood, shyness, China

Abstract

Research conducted in Western cultures such as the United States has shown that shyness is a risk factor in development. Much less is known, however, about the role of shyness during emerging adulthood in China. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between shyness and internalizing (e.g., depressive symptoms, anxiety, and self-harm) and externalizing (e.g., drinking, smoking, and illicit drugs) behaviors in emerging adults in China. Participants included 616 undergraduate students (368 men and 248 women). Results revealed that shyness was positively associated with higher levels of internalizing problems.

Original Publication Citation

Nelson, L. J., Lee, C., & Duan, X. (2015). Associations between shyness and internalizing and externalizing problems during emerging adulthood in China. Emerging Adulthood, 3, 364-367.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015-06-30

Publisher

Emerging Adulthood

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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