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,
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.
The result shown that there is statistically
noteworthy change between male and female adolescents
with respect to self-esteem.
The study concludes that gender plays essential role
in the development of self-esteem among adolescents.
Keywords : Self-Esteem, Adolescents and Gender