Document Type : Research Paper


1 M.Sc. of Motor Behavior, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Motor Behavior, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Training of Individuals with Special Needs, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


The present study examined the effect of juvenile physical plays on shyness of female primary school students. Participants were 33 female students aged between 9 and 11 who were randomly divided into experimental (n=18) and control (n=15) groups. The experimental group participated in selected juvenile physical plays for 8 weeks, 2 sessions per week while the participants of the control group did not take part in any physical plays. Shyness of the participants was measured before and after the intervention. Children's Shyness Questionnaire (CSQ) (Crozier, 1995) was used to measure shyness. t test was applied for data analysis. Results showed that juvenile physical plays significantly improved shyness of the experimental group (P˂0.001) while no changes were observed in the shyness score of the control group. The findings suggested that officials of education should use juvenile physical plays as a proper intervention to improve shyness of elementary schools students


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