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| Published: December 28, 2021

Self-Esteem and General Well Being among College Students

Bhavishya Shanmuga Sundaram

M.Sc Counselling Psychology, Department of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bangalore Google Scholar More about the auther

, Navya M Patel

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.152.20210904

DOI: 10.25215/0904.152

ABSTRACT

Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem is a well-researched scale that has been applied to understand the effects of self-esteem on variables. In this research, the researcher has conducted a correlational study between self-esteem and General Wellbeing. The study was conducted using Rosenberg’s Self- Esteem Scale developed by Morris Rosenberg (1956) A 10-item scale that measures global self-worth by measuring both positive and negative feelings about the self. The scale is believed to be uni-dimensional. All items are answered using a 4-point Likert scale format ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree and general wellbeing scale was originally developed by Dr. H. Dupuy (1970) Psychology advisor, division of health examination statistics USA. Pershad and Verma (1974) reconstructed this test to suit Indian conditions. The tool consists of 20 items which takes around 10 minutes to finish. In this study a total number of 164 participants who are college going between the age group of 18 to 24 including 62 males and 102 females were selected from the major city like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Tamil Nadu through google forms in India based on convenience and snow bowl sampling method. The statistical technique used in the present study was The Pearson ‘r’ correlation coefficient to find out the significant relationship between self-esteem and general wellbeing and Independent Sample t test was carried out to find out the gender difference between male and female in self -esteem and general well-being the   results of the study indicated a significant correlation at the 0.01 level (2-tailed).And the t test indicated that there is no significant relationship between male and female for self-esteem and general wellbeing.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.152.20210904

10.25215/0904.152

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021