Shyness, sensation seeking and birth-order position

Ray Crozier, Nicola Birdsey

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The study found no relationship between birth-order position and shyness or sensation seeking in a sample of 250 students. Shyness was significantly negatively correlated with total sensation seeking scores and scores on the four subscales, but closer analysis showed that this relationship was mediated by the correlation between shyness and disinhibition. This pattern implies that shyness is wariness specifically in social situations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-134
Number of pages8
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number1
Early online date13 Jun 2002
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2003


  • Personality; Shyness; Sensation seeking: Novelty; Disinhibition; Birth-order


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