Shyness can affect adjustment into school, teacher-student relationships, and scholastic achievement. Ibis literature review covers several studies published in the past 10 years on the effects of shyness and introversion on scholastic experience. Research implies that shy students have a more difficult time adjusting to new environments and school settings than their non-shy peers. Most research indicates that teacher-student relationships are weaker when students are shy, and that teachers are more likely to underestimate introverted students' academic abilities. Whereas shy students perform well on group tests, they often perform significantly below average on individually administered tests. Further research should be done on the effects of shyness on scholastic experience in order to increase understanding of shy students' setbacks. Ibis could enable shy students to be compared more fairly to their non-shy peers in academic settings, and help teachers know how to reach shy students more effectively.
"The Effects of Shyness on Scholastic Experience A Review of the Literature,"
Intuition: The BYU Undergraduate Journal of Psychology: Vol. 9:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/intuition/vol9/iss1/8