Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2016

Assessment of Explicit and Implicit Self Esteem among Students of Different Social Categories

Shraddhesh Kumar Tiwari

Ph. D in Psychology, D. D. U. Gorakhpur University Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ashok Kumar Patel

Clinical Psychologist, Department of Neurology AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dhananjay Kumar

Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology D.D.U. Gorakhpur University Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.113/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.113


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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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016