The Effects Of Social Anxiety And Self Esteem On College Adjustment

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The Effect of Social Anxiety and Self-Esteem on College Adjustment, Academics, and retention” [Revisited] Anyone who has ever been a student is most likely familiar with coping with anxiety in the classroom. Sweaty palms, a racing heartbeat, and the pressure of possible judgement from peers is enough to drive a college student away from any social setting. Social Anxiety is a real phobia that causes students such stress that they are unable to complete simple daily tasks in their lives and sinks their participation level in school. Lack of attendance and participation in college classes’ results in an extreme decrease in college retention levels in first year college students. Alicia H. Nordstrom, Lisa M. Swenson Goguen, and Marnie Hiester closely examine the negative effects of social anxiety on college student’s adjustment and academics in their first year of college in the article “The Effect of Social Anxiety and Self-Esteem on College Adjustment, Academics, and Retention”. The issue that most people have with social anxiety is accepting the idea that it is consistent with the traits of a mental disorder. Society tends to sweep the issue of social anxiety under the rug as just a simple case of shyness that will probably disappear with the maturation of the person. Many wrongfully believe that having social anxiety is not something that has the ability to really affect someone’s Academic or Professional life. Throughout this article the authors attempt…

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