THE INTERRELATIONSHIP OF LONELINESS, SOCIAL DESIRABILITY AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN MYANMAR ADOLESCENTS: VIEWING SOCIAL DESIRABILITY FROM ADJUSTMENT APPROACH

Thae Su Mo

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This study was aimed at investigating the interrelationship of loneliness, social desirability and academic achievement of adolescents in Myanmar. 549 students from two selected high schools participated in this study. The adapted versions of Loneliness Rating Scale developed by Asher, Hymel, and Renshaw (1984) and Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale were used to measure loneliness and social desirability. First semester exam scores served as measurement of academic achievement. The results showed that loneliness had negative correlation with both social desirability and academic achievement, while social desirability was positively correlated with academic achievement. No gender differences were found in loneliness, whereas girls had higher social desirability than boys did.

 

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