Impact of social anxiety on the life style of students

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B Laldinpuii
Dr. Rupjyoti Bhattacharjee
Rajashree Dutta
Subhangi Bordoloi


         Social anxiety is a persistent mental health issue characterized by unreasonable anxiety during social interactions. Everyday encounters, on the other hand, create severe anxiety, self-consciousness, and embarrassment among people who suffer from social anxiety. It is different from shyness. Shyness can make socializing, school, and work difficult, but it does not disrupt life to the same level as social anxiety. In social anxiety, fear and anxiety lead to avoidance, disrupting one’s life. It is persistent and overwhelming and may affect relationships, daily routines, work, school, or other everyday activities. The objectives of the study were to find out the prevalence of social anxiety among students and to find out the impact of social anxiety on the lifestyle of students. The study was conducted on 198 numbers of college going students having age group of 19-21 years. Two questionnaires were used for data collection. The responses were coded and analysed. Results showed that higher percentage of students from first year (42.8%) was found to have a high level of social anxiety as compared to the students of other grades. It was also found that all the different variables of social anxiety (fear, avoidance, physiological arousal, poor communication, and poor confidence) contribute significantly on life style of the students at p<0.05 the level of significance. Social anxiety can lead to harmful effects on various aspects of life, including interpersonal relationships, academic achievements, emotional well-being, and future career prospects. So one should properly address these kind of consequences. By engaging in careful preparation and comprehending the distinct impacts it has on students, educators can establish a welcoming atmosphere that facilitates learning and development of all students.

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B Laldinpuii, Dr. Rupjyoti Bhattacharjee, Rajashree Dutta, & Subhangi Bordoloi. (2024). Impact of social anxiety on the life style of students. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 7(6), 22–27.
Author Biographies

B Laldinpuii

Research scholar, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Community Science, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India

Dr. Rupjyoti Bhattacharjee

Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Community Science, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India

Rajashree Dutta

Project Staff, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Community Science, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India

Subhangi Bordoloi

Project Staff, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Community Science, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India


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