High School Students : Basis For Intervention Programs

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Socio-phobic Experiences of High School Students: Basis for Intervention Programs Introduction: It is but a human nature to fear the unknown. It is a reality that man faces in his day-to-day living and sometimes embedded in his life forever. Such fears may lead to anxiety and later on to phobia. Consequently, these anxieties and phobias affect one’s behaviour, outlook in life, process of socialization, and social functioning. With social phobia, a person 's extreme shyness, self-consciousness, and fears of embarrassment get in the way of life. Instead of enjoying social activities, people with social phobia might dread them — and avoid some of them altogether [1]. Students with social anxiety will tend to stay away from school activities such as sports, choir, and band where their performance can be criticized. These same students are often seen by others as loners, snobby, or just uninterested in anyone or anything. When it comes to classroom participation there will be little or none on part of the student with social anxiety. In groups, the person with social phobia may not voice his or her opinion about something even if she or he wants to. Projects that require the student to do public speaking will probably not be done by the student. In high school academics, social anxiety suffers who don’t participate in class or ask for help might be overlooked by educators that think the student is uninterested with academics which will further make them

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