Rejection Sensitivity and Social Anxiety among University Students in Yemen


  • Sumaia Mohammed Zaid Faculty of Psychology, Sana’a University, Yemen/ Faculty of Educational Psychology and Counselling, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Sahar Mohammed Taresh Faculty of Early Childhood Education, Social Science Arts and Humanities, Lincoln University College, Malaysia
  • Muayad H. Aljumaili Faculty of Educational Psychology, Childhood & Motherhood Research Center, University of Diyala, Iraq



Background: People readiness to recognize and react to rejection can vary, those who detect purposeful rejection in slight or even imagined insensitivity of others react in a way that disturb themselves and others. This study examined the association between rejection sensitivity and social anxiety among Yemeni adults. Method: Correlational design was utilized in this study, and data was collected from 339 Yemeni university students (99 males and 239 females). Results: Almost 34% of the sample exhibited a high level of rejection sensitivity (RS); whereas 69% reported a low level of social anxiety (SA). There was no significant difference between males and females in RS level, however, females reported a higher level of social anxiety compared to males. Moreover, SR and SA were significantly and positively correlated though the correlation was low. Conclusion: Future studies need to confirm the strength of the relationship between RS and RA among university students.


Rejection Sensitivity, Social Anxiety, Yemeni Adults, University Students


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How to Cite

Zaid, S. M. ., Mohammed Taresh, S. ., & H. Aljumaili, M. . (2023). Rejection Sensitivity and Social Anxiety among University Students in Yemen. International Journal of Emerging Issues in Social Science, Arts and Humanities ( IJEISSAH), 2(1), 31-41.