| Published: June 25, 2016
Assessment of Explicit and Implicit Self Esteem among Students of Different Social Categories
The evaluation of oneself is known as self esteem (James 1890). A healthy self esteem is necessary for mental well being and positive self concept. Low self esteem is cause to prejudice and assumed that people lack with self esteem would be most prejudiced against others (Stephan and Rrosenfeild 1978). The present study is aimed to assess the self esteem (explicit and implicit) among students of different social categories. Total 300 participants (100 general, 100 OBC and 100 SC / SC) selected from UG/PG enrolled students of DDU Gorakhpur University and affiliated colleges. Findings of the study reveal that explicit self esteem was high in general category members and implicit self esteem was found higher in other backward category but marginal difference from general category and SC/ST category.
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© 2016 I S Tiwari, A Patel, D Kumar
Received: April 25, 2016; Revision Received: May 21, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016