Volume 14 No 2 (2022): International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

Assessment of Social phobia and it’s effects on performance in dental students using SPIN tool - An institution based study


Prateek Veerendrakumar .S Dr.D.Sri Sakthi

DOI: 10.9756/INT-JECSE/V14I2.027

Keywords: Health problem, Lifestyle, Phobia,Social Anxiety Disorder, innovative counselling


Abstract

Introduction: Social anxiety disorder is a serious and disabling mental health problem that begins before or during adolescence, with the potential to significantly interfere with an individual’s daily functioning and overall quality of life. Materials and methods: A cross sectional questionnaire survey was used to assess the degree of social phobia in 103 dental college students using the social phobia questionnaire. The data collected was analysed statistically by SPSS software version 23 and Pearson Chi square test was used for inferential analysis. Results:In this study, out of the 103 dental students, it was found that 52.43% were moderately afraid of people in authority, 71.84% avoided communicating with people having authority due to their fear . Only 12.62% of the participants weren’t afraid to give speeches to an audience hence showing that they were least phobic and love to communicate and share their views. In this study it was found that nearly 64.08% students are suffering from social phobia. Conclusion:From this study it can be concluded that social phobia has diverse ways of affecting the students and one of its effects has directed itself towards the students academic performance. Social phobia has been a problem for students.

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