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Effect of Shyness and Geographical Distance from Home on Loneliness in College Freshmen

Title: The Effect of Shyness and Geographical Distance from Home on Loneliness in College Freshmen.
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Name(s): La Rosa, Nikki L., author
Department of Psychology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Entering college, the majority of freshmen experience some sort of feelings of loneliness during the beginning of the transition to a new environment. Loneliness can lead students to have a multitude of negative effects, including poorer physical health and depression. This study examined whether shyness and geographical distance from college students' permanent residence would be associated with feelings of loneliness. Participants were 93 freshmen at a large southeastern university. Results indicated that shyness was associated with the feelings of loneliness, while distance was not. Contrary to predictions, the interaction of these two variables was not a significant predictor of loneliness. Implications of the findings for enhancing freshman adjustment are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0562 (IID)
Keywords: loneliness, shyness, distance, freshmen
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2015.
Date of Defense: April 2, 2015.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0562
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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La Rosa, N. L. (2015). The Effect of Shyness and Geographical Distance from Home on Loneliness in College Freshmen. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0562