Concept Of Self Esteem

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Abstract Self-esteem has long been considered an essential component of good mental health. It is a widely used concept both in popular language and in psychology. It refers to an individual’s sense of his or her value or worth, or the extent to which a person values, approves of, appreciates, prizes, or likes him or herself. Self-esteem is a set of attitudes and beliefs that a person brings with him or herself when facing the world. During childhood, if individual’s feelings are respected, thoughts valued and abilities recognized then self esteem strengthens. When feelings are trampled upon, thoughts belittled and abilities criticized then the individuals self esteem remains at a low point of development and is therefore weak. During the…show more content…
The “self” part of self esteem pertains to the values, beliefs and attitudes that we hold about ourselves. The “esteem” part of self esteem describes the value and worth that one gives oneself. Simplistically self-esteem is the acceptance of us for whom and what we are at any given time in our lives. Six pillars which form the foundation of self-esteem. They are; The practice of living consciously, The practice of self-acceptance, The practice of self-responsibility, The practice of self-assertiveness, The practice of living purposefully, The practice of personal integrity (Bran den,1994). There are many theories about self esteem. These include Maslow’s Theory of needs, Carl Rogers Theory of personal development and Bednar and Peterson’s Theory of self esteem among others. However, this study will use Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to investigate the effects of self esteem on academic performance. Maslow’s Theory of Needs According to Maslow people is motivated to seek personal goals that make their lives rewarding and meaningful. The law contends that human beings have wants and rarely reach a state of complete satisfaction. He stated that all human beings have needs that are innate and are systematically arranged in ascending (order) hierarchy of priority. Satisfaction of one need creates another need that commands the person’s attention and efforts. The basic assumption in Maslow’s theory is that the…show more content…
It aims at studying the level of self esteem of the students with low academic performance. And the objectives are; to understand the Socio-Economic background of Respondents, to assess the level of self esteem of the Respondents, to assess the co-relation between Self- Esteem and Academic Performance and to assess the Gender differences in the level of Self- Esteem and Academic Performance. Total 50 students from Government Schools have taken. The students (aged 13-15) studying in High school in the district Dakshina Kannada and have achieved low marks (below 60%) and failed in one or more subjects would be the population for the present study. The sample selected from 2 private schools (25 each). The Simple Random sampling techniques of probability sampling would be used to draw out the sample. The sample will be selected from the population which will include equal number of boys and girls. Tools of data collection: The Researcher will concentrate on collecting primary data by questionnaire methods. Keeping in mind the observation as a supportive tool while meeting them and seeing their progress reports. The secondary data will be obtained from the books, magazines, reports, school records and

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