Shyness: conceptualization and measurement.

  title={Shyness: conceptualization and measurement.},
  author={Warren Jones and S R Briggs and Thomas G. Smith},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={51 3},
The concept of shyness and its measurement were investigated in a series of studies (total N = 1,687). Data collection and analysis proceeded in three phases: the revision and continued development of a measure of shyness, the Social Reticence Scale; a psychometric comparison among five measures of shyness; and an examination of the factor structure underlying the construct of shyness. Phase 1 assessed the reliability and validity of the Social Reticence Scale, including ratings of videotaped… CONTINUE READING

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