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Comparative Study

| Published: December 25, 2015

Unsociability With In the Same Sex

DIP: 18.01.057/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.057

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Socializing in today’s world is considered as one of the most important things. With the growing concept of social media and many other such aspects, socialization has now gained an even more predominant status. This phenomenon is of most importance among the younger generation, especially the adolescents. This study focuses on the concept of social phobia, also commonly known as social anxiety, among adolescents. This study tries to explore the prevalence of social phobia amongst the adolescent girls belonging to different types of institutions which include a co-ed college and a girls college. The samples for the study were in the age range of 15-17 years, 30 samples from each college. They belonged to eleventh grade. The other variable which was different was that the samples who belonged from the co-ed college belonged to the arts stream, and the samples from the girls college were from the science stream. The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale for Children and Adolescents (1987;Micheal Liebowitz) was administered on the students to measure the social anxiety, and they were given five open-ended questions which asked them, what would they do in certain social situations and what measures they would take to resolve them if they have any problem in the situations mentioned. The results showed an interesting aspect in respect to the prevalence of social anxiety among adolescent samples belonging to the different set ups of college. There was a difference of 13.34% in the prevalence of the social anxiety levels among the students. The samples from the co-ed college fell in the category of the 13.34%, wherein they showed levels of social anxiety as compared to the social anxiety levels of the samples in the girls’ college. It was also interesting to notice the differences and similarities in the responses the students from the two types of institutions provided. The study focuses on understanding whether the levels of social phobia or anxiety differ among the same gender of females in differing contexts, such as the nature of the institution or the type of stream they choose to study.

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Nilosmita Banerjee @ nilosmitabanerjee@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.057/20150301

10.25215/0301.057

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015