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Delgado, B., Candido, J.I., Garcia-Fernandez, J.M., Hugon, M., Soledad-Torregrosa, M. and del Carmen Martinez-Monteagudo, M. (2013) Concept de soi social et estime de soi chez les élèves espagnols ayant de l’anxiété sociale. 6ème Colloque international du RIPSYDEVE, Actualités de la Psychologie du Développement et de l’éducation, 366-374.

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  • 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.