Author: Nabeela Kanwal
Supervisor: Shazia Khalid, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study aims to investigate the relationship between self- confidence and social anxiety among newly enter university students. It was hypothesized that there would be a negative relationship between self-confidence and social anxiety among newly enter university students. It was also hypothesized that there would likely to be a gender differences between confidence and social anxiety. Correlational research design was used with purposive sampling technique was used in the present study. The sample comprised of 150 hundred newly enter university students, (N = 150) including both males (n = 75) and females (n = 75), with age range 18 to 25 years (M = 34.16, SD = 8.7). Academic self-confidence Scale (Kristine, 2001) Social Anxiety Scale for Children and Adolescents (Matrix, 2012) scales were used to assess the relationship between study variables self-confidence and social anxiety. Descriptive statistics was calculated to assess means, standard deviations and frequencies of the variables. Result showed that self-confidence was negatively correlated with social anxiety. Result of independent t-test revealed that there was no gender differences between self-confidence and social anxiety among newly enter university students. These results have been discussed in light of scientific literature and Pakistani contexts.
Keywords: Self Confidence, Social Anxiety, Newly Enter University Students.
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