Social Withdrawal: Self-Efficacy, Happiness, and Popularity in Introverted and Extroverted Adolescents

  title={Social Withdrawal: Self-Efficacy, Happiness, and Popularity in Introverted and Extroverted Adolescents},
  author={M. R. Rankin Young and M. T. Bradley},
  journal={Canadian Journal of School Psychology},
  pages={21 - 35}
Prior research has not concurred on whether withdrawn children are at-risk for maladjustment, and therefore whether intervention is of value to them. The present study hypothesized that when assessing possible future maladjustment one must look not only at introversion but also emotional stability (neuroticism). Participants were 243 grade 7 and 8 students identified by self-report measures as stable introverts, stable extroverts, unstable introverts, and unstable extroverts. Results confirmed… 

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