Gender Differences in Self-Esteem among Adolescents at Selected PU College, Bangalore


Authors : Vidya Saliyan, Dr. Raj Rani

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 9 - September

Google Scholar : https://goo.gl/DF9R4u

Scribd : https://bit.ly/2P1veb2

 Introduction: Low self-esteem is linked with adolescent hazards behaviors such as smoking, substance use, suicidal ideas, depression, anxiety, low academic performance and sexual activity. Gender is one of the strongest demographic variables which influence the self-esteem. Only few studies have addressed the gender difference with regards to self-esteem; so the researcher fondled there is necessity to “assess gender differences in self- esteem among adolescents at selected PU College, Bangalore”.  Materials and Methods: A Cross sectional comparative descriptive study was conducted at selected PU College located in Bangalore urban. Hundred male and 100 female adolescents were recruited for study by using simple random sampling technique. Rosenberg self-esteem scale were used in study.  Results: The result shown that there is statistically noteworthy change between male and female adolescents with respect to self-esteem.  Conclusion: The study concludes that gender plays essential role in the development of self-esteem among adolescents.

Keywords : Self-Esteem, Adolescents and Gender

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