Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2018

Sexual Self Concept In Relation To Shyness among Young Adults

Madhu Karnat S ,

Research Scholar, P.G. Dept of Studies in Psychology, Manasagangotri, Mysuru, India Google Scholar More about the auther

N L Srimathi ,

Professor of Psychology (Retd.), Dept of Studies in Psychology, Manasagangotri, Mysuru, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Lancy D’souza

Associate Professor of Psychology, Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore, Mysore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.074/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.074


More learned persons feel awkward to speak about sexuality and have negative opinion. Psychological disturbances are arising within individual and also with the partner. The present study aims at finding out the relationship between sexual self-concept and shyness among young adults. A total of 400 young adults of the age 18 to 25 years (200 males and 200 females) were selected a simple random sampling technique, was drawn from in and around Mysore City.  They were administered multidimensional sexual self-concept scale developed by Snell (1996) and shyness assessment test – SAT developed by D’Souza (2006). To find out the mutual relationship between subscales of sexual self-concept and domains of shyness, Pearson’s product moment method was applied. Results revealed that few of the Cognitive/affective domain, physiological domain of shyness and action oriented domains of shyness was correlated negatively and few of them positively with sexual self-concept. Specifically sexual self-efficacy, sexual consciousness, sexual optimism, sexual self-esteem, and sexual problem prevention of sexual self-concept were negatively related to shyness. Sexual depression and internal sexual control of sexual self-concept were positively related to shyness.     
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.074/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.074

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 2, April-June, 2018

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