International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part D (2018)
A correlational study of self-esteem, stress and academic achievement among college students
Sanjeev Kumar and Umesh Kumar
Stress and self-esteem are common issues that everyone has to cope with at some time in their lives and they could also affect other things going on in a persons' life. Stress is psychological condition often experienced by college students as, to some extent, being multidimensional variables. Among others are self-esteem is considered to have influences in explaining why college students experience stress. The objective of this study was to assess the correlation between self-esteem and academic achievement and stress among the undergraduate college students. Total respondents were 70 undergraduate college students selected through purposive sampling from Government College Bhiwani (Haryana). Stress faced by students was assessed through Stress Scale by Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi and Dr. Shruti Narain (2014). Self-esteem was assessed through Self-esteem Inventory constructed and standardized by M.S. Prasad & G.P. Thakur (1977) and intermediate percentage was considered for academic achievement. Information was collected through the self-administered questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS version 20 software. Simple statistics measurement, percentage, means, correlation was used for the data analysis. Result of this study shows that there is a positive correlation between self-esteem and academic achievement significant at 0.05 level. There is a negative correlation of stress with self-esteem and academic achievement significant at 0.05 level.
How to cite this article:
Sanjeev Kumar, Umesh Kumar. A correlational study of self-esteem, stress and academic achievement among college students. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(2):232-235.