Social Anxiety Symptoms Among Students With Learning Disabilities in Jordan

Ali AlFauri


The current study aimed to describe the symptoms of social anxiety symptoms among students with learning disabilities in Jordan. The study included 120 students with learning disabilities, 60 males and 60 females. To achieve the aim of the study, the researcher constructed a scale of social anxiety symptoms and achieved its validity and reliability coefficients. The results indicated that the means ranged between (3.08-2.05), where emotional symptoms came in the first place with the highest mean of (3.08), while Physiological symptoms came in the last place with an means of (2.05), and the mean of the level of social anxiety among the Students with learning disabilities as a whole (2.73). There were no statistically significant differences (α = 0.05) due to the effect of gender in all fields and in the total degree. And there were statistically significant differences (α = 0.05) between the fifth grade on the one hand and the fourth, sixth and seventh grades on the other hand, and the differences came in favor of the fifth grade in physiological symptoms. Also, there were statistically significant differences (α = 0.05) between the seventh and sixth grades, and the differences were in favor of the sixth grade in cognitive symptoms. In addition, there were statistically significant differences (α = 0.05) between the seventh and fifth grades, and the differences were in favor of the fifth grade in the total score. The study recommended the need to provide remedial services for this category of students to enable them to overcome their psychological challenges.


Social anxiety symptoms; Students with learning disabilities; Jordan

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