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| Published: July 31, 2021

Perceived Stress and Self-Esteem among Young Adults

Nashith Ibrahim

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Banglore India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0903.010


This study has attempted to assess the relationship between perceived stress and self-esteem among young adults of Karnataka and to study the gender difference in their perceived stress level and self-esteem. The data was collected using the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) and Rosenberg Self-esteem scale for adults from a sample of 100 young adults, in which 50 were males and 50 were females. The statistical technique of Pearson coefficient of correlation and independent sample t test were employed. The study found that there was a significant relationship between perceived stress levels and self-esteem. The study also found that there was no significant gender difference in perceived stress among young adults and it was also found that females had a higher perceived stress than males, and in the case of self-esteem, no significant gender difference was found, but the study showed males showed higher self-esteem levels than females although difference in their perceived stress levels was marginal.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021