Student Independent Projects Psychology 2015:Self-Esteem: Is University Life Affecting Yours?

Applin, Susanna K. (2015) Student Independent Projects Psychology 2015:Self-Esteem: Is University Life Affecting Yours? Research Report. Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study investigates factors that may influence the self-esteem of university students. One hundred and thirteen students (38 males and 75 females) from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland with a mean age of 20.92 years (ranging from 18-39) voluntarily participated. A questionnaire containing four sections (demographics, academic information, personal information, and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale) was distributed to students in select classrooms on campus. It was found that the three greatest predictors of self-esteem are gender (with males having higher self-esteem than females), semester average (the higher one’s overall average, the higher his or her self-esteem), and social time (the more time spent in a social setting, the higher one’s self-esteem). The implications of the current study are that factors of both academic and personal life can influence self-esteem, so individuals would benefit from finding a happy medium between both of these areas.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11907
Item ID: 11907
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Psychology
Date: 2015
Date Type: Submission

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