| Published: March 25, 2018
Considering Self-Esteem on Anger and Locus of Control in University Employees
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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2018 © Kord M, Khan M S & Akhtar T
Received: February 21, 2018; Revision Received: March 12, 2018; Accepted: March 25, 2018
Published in Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018