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| Published: March 25, 2018

Considering Self-Esteem on Anger and Locus of Control in University Employees

Mohsen Kord

Research scholar, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mahmood S. Khan

Professor, Aligarh Muslim University, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Minoo Sharbafshaaer

Department of Psychology, Sistan and Baluchestan University, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

, Tufel Akhtar

Research scholar, Department of Psychology Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.082/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.082

ABSTRACT

Background: Self-esteem refers to a person’s evaluation of his/her worth, the best-known form is global self-esteem: general, dispositional and then, anger is an emotional state that may range in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. Locus of control (LOC) is a personality variable that reflects people’s generalized expectancies for control of reinforcements of rewards. This paper intends to examine the relationship between self-esteem, anger, and locus of control. Method: The study was done using three questionnaires such as: Rosenberg self-esteem scale (RSES), State-Trait anger expression inventory (STAXI-2) and Locus of Control is a 13 item questionnaire developed by Rotter (1966), it measures generalized expectancies for internal versus external control of reinforcement. Study was conducted in 73 university employers at Azad Islamic university in Zahedan. Investigation used all data collected analyzed by SPSS version 21 software, the liner regression test was used. Result: Research indicated that anger decreased as self-esteem increased. Self-esteem was a significant predictor of locus of control. Also locus of control increased as self-esteem increased. Anger was found to be a significant predictor of locus of control then results indicated that locus of control increased as anger decreased. Conclusion: The current study was the first unique comparison study on the relationship between self-esteem, anger, and locus of control using Iranian university employee’s sample. There is statistically significant difference between self-esteem with anger and locus of control, also anger related and predicted locus of control. Then, it had a number of limitations. The first limitation was in regard to the way the sample it was limited to university employees. It might be beneficial in the future to extend the sample to wider groups.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.082/20180601

10.25215/0601.082

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018