n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Investigating the effects of social anxiety disorder on adolescents' manifested social skills and adjustment in Lagos Metropolis

Volume 5, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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This study investigated the effects of social anxiety disorder on adolescents manifested social skills and adjustment in Lagos Metropolis. Four null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The sample for the study consisted of 200 adolescents randomly selected across four schools in Lagos Metropolis. Descriptive survey design was employed in carrying out the study. Relevant data were collected using researchers' designed questionnaire titled 'Index of Social Anxiety and Social Adjustment Questionnaire (ISASAQ)'. Data generated were analysed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient to test the hypotheses. Results obtained showed that social anxiety strongly relates with adolescents' social adjustment, social interaction skills, social performance and social competence. This implies that adolescents' with social anxiety disorder have poor social adjustment, poor social interaction skills and poor social competence than those without social anxiety disorder. The researchers discussed these findings in relation to the positions of other researchers. It was recommended, among other things, that all hands should be on deck to assist adolescents deal with their social anxiety as a way to acquire socially acceptable skills and competencies as one of the prerequisites for enjoying and benefiting meaningfully from social contacts.

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