SCIRP Mobile Website
Paper Submission

Why Us? >>

  • - Open Access
  • - Peer-reviewed
  • - Rapid publication
  • - Lifetime hosting
  • - Free indexing service
  • - Free promotion service
  • - More citations
  • - Search engine friendly

Free SCIRP Newsletters>>

Add your e-mail address to receive free newsletters from SCIRP.

 

Contact Us >>

WhatsApp  +86 18163351462(WhatsApp)
   
Paper Publishing WeChat
Book Publishing WeChat
(or Email:book@scirp.org)

Article citations

More>>

Strenna, L., Chahraoui, K. and Vinay, A. (2009) Santé psychique chez les étudiants de première année d’école supérieure de commerce: Liens avec le stress de l’orientation professionnelle, l’estime de soi et le coping. L’orientation Scolaire et Professionnelle, 38/2, 183-204. http://dx.doi.org/10.4000/osp.1902

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Associated Factors and Impacts of Social Phobia on Academic Performance among Students from the University of Parakou (UP)

    AUTHORS: Anselme Djidonou, Francis Tognon Tchégnonsi, Thierry Adoukonou, Iréti Nethania Elie Ataïgba, Chérifath Nawale Assa-Issa, Prosper Gandaho

    KEYWORDS: Social Phobia, Students, Impacts, Academic Performance, UP/Benin

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.6 No.2, March 22, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Background: Social phobia disrupts students in their academic career. The aim of this research work was to study this anxious disorder impact on the academic performance among students from the University of Parakou (UP). Study methods: It was a descriptive cross-sectional study with prospective data collection among 363 students recruited through systematic random sampling from April to June 2015 at the campus of the UP. A questionnaire including the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), the Liebowitz social anxiety intensity evaluation scale and the ASSIST was used for data collection in compliance with recommended ethical principles. Results and Conclusion Social phobia prevalence among students from the campus of University of Parakou was 11. 6% [CI95%= 10. 9 - 21. 2]. Its intensity was moderate (66.7%), medium (23.4%), severe (7.1%) and very severe (4.8%) only among female students. Moreover, gender, rural or urban living environment and field of study were statistically associated with this social phobia which reduced academic performance by 57.1%, among the studied population. However, 42.9% were not influenced in any way. Addiction to alcoholic beverages (23.8%) and anxiolytics (9.5%) were used to overcome the disorder. Although the risk of dependency to these substances was low, adverse effects on their health and socio-professional future were to be taken seriously.