present study aimed to investigate the relationship between shyness, social
support and loneliness in adolescents. Shy people obtained less suggestion and supervision,
experienced less close and attached, obtained less declarations of significance,
less support, and felt less declaration that they could count on others (Jones
& Carpenter, 1986). Shyness has
been characterized as “a delicate position of individuation differentiated by
excessive insensitive concern and excessive concern with social assessment,
with the consequence that the shy person restrains, withdraws, avoids, and flees”
social contacts (Zimbardo, 1982; pp. 467-468). Shyness reduces
interpersonal communication, social approval and the improvement of interpersonal
relationships (Jones, Briggs & Smith, 1986). Shy people revealed confrontation
in their feelings and attitude towards social contacts, which makes them averse
to contribute in social actions, consequently directing to a strong sense of loneliness
(Ashe & McCutcheon, 2001). Shy people tend to employ few upgrading policies,
for instance adaptive humor, and extra use of maladaptive humor, which is a significant
cause resulting in their loneliness (Zhao, Kong & Wang, 2012).
Vaux (1988) depicted two essential
forms of social support: the insight that there is an adequate number of accessible
others to whom individual can revolve in times of need, and the extent of contentment
with the accessible support.
Loneliness can be regarded as a persistent situation when children
and adolescents lack eminence relationships above an extensive phase of instance.
Lonely individuals are inclined to attribute their disappointments to constant,
internal, or dispositional reasons, while they are inclined to attribute their accomplishments
to unbalanced, behavioral or external reasons (Anderson, 1999; Anderson,
Miller, Riger, Dill, & Sedikides, 1994; Crick & Ladd, 1993; Renshaw
& Brown, 1993).
Buss (1980) has been defined,
the essentially important cause of shyness is uniqueness. So, it is not shocking
that adolescence is the moment of greatest shyness in the course of personality
and social expansion. Adolescence
is a significant phase of physical, social, psychological, and cognitive expansion
(Stagman, Schwarz, and Powers, 2011). The physical and emotional transforms in
this phase manipulate behaviors (Yannakoulia, Karayiannis, Terzidou, Kokkevi,
and Sidossis, 2004).