Factors Influencing Shyness among Jordanian University Students: A Field Study / Nedal Kamal Al- Shraifin, Ahmad Abd Allah Al- Shraifin
This study aimed at exploring the influencing factors of shyness among Jordanian university students using stepwise multiple regression procedures. To achieve the objective of the study, the shyness scale for university students was administered to a random sample consisted of 526 students from Yarmouk university students, enrolled in the second semester of the academic year 2009/2010. The results revealed that the shyness level among students was low. Furthermore, the Correlation Coefficients between shyness and each of: Gender, parenting styles, Faculty, academic level, academic achievement, physical handicap, religiosity and height were generally low, but statistically significant. All predictors Contributed significantly in explaining the variance in shyness. Faculty factor explained 6.5% of variance, which was the highest contribution, where the parenting styles factor explained 0.9% which was the lowest contribution. Based on these findings, the standardized multiple linear regression equation was derived, which can be used for predicting shyness among university students.
Keyword: Shyness, parenting styles, Achievement, Personality traits, Jordanian University Students.