Social anxiety in youth: Does self - esteem matterAuthor(s): Jamila Ahmed Jaleel, Hassan Ali Husain
Background: Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is one of the most prevalent mental diseases in the world, especially among college students. SAD interferes with other psychological problems such as low self-esteem which can lead to emotional issues and have a detrimental impact on a variety of areas including academic success, professional growth, and interpersonal relationships.
Objectives: To find out the relationship between students' social anxiety and their self-esteem.
Methods: The correlation study was conducted on 378 college students who were selected by simple random sampling method to select colleges within Diyala university and then used stratified simple sampling to select study participants in each college.
Results: The result show highly significant relationship (reverse relationship) between self-esteem and social anxiety among university students at p-value=0.001 respectively.
Conclusion: The study concluded that high a significant relationship (reverse relationship) between self-esteem and social anxiety among the students. That means when one increase other one decrease. Recommended: Taking into account students' psychological and social requirements because they are so important to their future success, encouraging pupils with low self-esteem to engage in social activities, group projects, and other social engagements in order to help them develop a positive self-image.