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 (Unpublished)
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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)|
|Department(s):||Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Psychology|
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