Does Social Anxiety (Non-clinical View) Negatively Correlate to College Roommate Relationships? A Discussion in Social Psychology Perspective

Xin-Qu ZHANG, Xue-Ying FANG


Roommate conflicts are a popular topic for scholars to study college students’ mental well-being and social interaction, and social anxiety is a major factor which may influence the quality of the well-being and the interaction. However, existing literature does not directly show how the anxiety negatively correlates to roommate relationships. Based on previous framework, the current study uses a famous crime case in China to demonstrate that there is a causality between the type of anxiety and conflicts, and implication of the current research is discussed either.


social anxiety, social interaction, college roommate conflicts, causality


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