This study examined how shyneb-sensitivity and unsociability were abociated with social, school, and psychological adjustment in Chinese children and adolescents. Participants included 564 children (272 boys, Mage=9 years) and 462 adolescents (246 boys, Mage=13 years) in a suburban region in China. Data were obtained from peer abebments, sociometric nominations, teacher-ratings, self-reports, and school records. The results showed that relations of shyneb and unsociability with adjustment differed in middle childhood and early adolescence. Shyneb tended to be abociated with social and psychological problems more evidently in adolescence than in childhood. In contrast, unsociability was abociated with problems more evidently acrob domains in childhood than in adolescence. The results indicate that the implications of the two main forms of social withdrawal may vary acrob developmental periods.

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Keywords adolescence, childhood, Shyneb-sensitivity, unsociability
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Journal International Journal of Behavioral Development
Liu, J. (Junsheng), Chen, X. (Xinyin), Zhou, Y. (Ying), Li, D. (Dan), Fu, R. (Rui), & Coplan, R. (2017). Relations of shyneb-sensitivity and unsociability with adjustment in middle childhood and early adolescence in suburban Chinese children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 41(6), 681–687. doi:10.1177/0165025416664195