Differences in Shyness Feeling Levels among Gifted Students at King Abdullah II Schools for Excellence

Akef Alkhateeb, Wael Alshurman


The study aimed to identify The Differences of Shyness Levels among Gifted Students in Jordan and the possible differences among them attributed to their gender and age. Sample of the study consisted of (120) male and female students selected from gifted students enrolling at King Abdulla II Schools for Excellence in Irbid City selected using random sampling procedures. To achieve the aim of the study, the researcher used Henderson and Zimbardo (2008) scale translated to Arabic by Shaker (2011). The scale was adapted to the Jordanian culture. Results of the study indicated that the means scores for feelings of shyness among study sample was moderately estimation level. There were significant differences in feelings of shyness levels among study sample due to age, in favor of Age group (15-16) years.The results showed that there were no statistically significant differences in feelings of shyness levels due to the variable gender differences. In light of the results reported in the current study, the researcher recommended the need for educators at King Abdulla II Schools for Excellence to develop strategies and programs to reduce feelings of shyness levels.

Keywords: Feelings of Shyness, Gifted Students, King Abdullah II Schools For Excellence.

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