Shyness, Internet Use, and Personality

  title={Shyness, Internet Use, and Personality},
  author={Susan Ebeling-Witte and Michael L. Frank and David Lester},
  journal={Cyberpsychology \& behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society},
  volume={10 5},
  • Susan Ebeling-Witte, M. Frank, D. Lester
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine, Computer Science
  • Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society
To investigate the association between shyness and Internet usage, 88 undergraduate students completed the Revised Cheek and Buss Shyness Scale, the Online Cognition Scale, a computer/Internet familiarity scale, the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised (short version) and the Abbreviated Duke Social Support Index. Significant correlations were found between shyness, Internet use, and personality traits. A stepwise regression analysis indicated that shyness was predicted by introversion… Expand
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