Severe Social Withdrawal: Cultural Variation in Past Hikikomori Experiences of University Students in Nigeria, Singapore, and the United States

@article{Bowker2019SevereSW,
  title={Severe Social Withdrawal: Cultural Variation in Past Hikikomori Experiences of University Students in Nigeria, Singapore, and the United States},
  author={Julie C. Bowker and Matthew H. Bowker and Jonathan Bruce Santo and Adesola Adebusola Ojo and Rebecca G Etkin and Radhi Raja},
  journal={The Journal of Genetic Psychology},
  year={2019},
  volume={180},
  pages={217 - 230}
}
Abstract Hikikomori (social withdrawal that lasts six months or longer) is a growing problem among Japanese adolescents and young adults, with recent estimates that approximately 1% of Japanese youths will suffer from an episode of hikikomori in their lifetimes. What remains unclear is whether hikikomori is a culture-bound syndrome or a condition impacting youths around the globe. Hence, the self-reported prevalence and psychosocial correlates of past experiences with hikikomori were examined… 
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