PEARL Multidisciplinary Journal

Social Anxiety as a Function of Shyness and Locus of Control


In adolescence many children experience social anxiety in new social situations where they always try to avoid crowd. They always worry doing something they think is embarrassing such as blushing, sweating or appearing incompetent. They also find it difficult to do things when others are watching because they might feel they are being watched and judged all the time, fear of being criticized or have low self-esteem. Shyness is common which refers to feeling uncomfortable in social situations. If someone feels shy, still can motivate themselves to perform the work required. But someone with social anxiety can affect someone’s quality of life. And locus of control refers to the extent to which individuals believe they can control events affecting them. This study was done to investigate how social anxiety correlates with shyness and locus of control among the adolescence. Comparative study was done and the results show that there is correlation between shyness and locus of control but no significant correlation between social anxiety and locus of control.



Social Anxiety, Shyness and Locus of Control.

Author Affiliations

Shreya Nandi1*, Prince C P2

1 Psychologist, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal

2 ASWAS Educational and Charitable Foundations, New Delhi


15 August 2022