Self Esteem and Academic Anxiety among Secondary School Students
Keywords:Self Esteem, Academic Anxiety, Secondary School Students
AbstractThe present study has been under taken to investigate self-esteem and academic anxiety among secondary school adolescents. Through descriptive survey method, a sample of 200 secondary school adolescent students has been taken by using simple random sampling technique among these 100 were boys and 100 girls. The tool used for gathering required data is Rosenbergs Self Esteem Scale and Academic Anxiety Scale by A. K. Singh and A. Sengupta. The statistical techniques used for analyzing the data were Pearson’s Product Moment coefficient of correlation and t-test. Significant difference has been found between adolescent boys and girls on self-esteem as adolescent boys show higher self-esteem as compare to adolescent girls. Also, significant difference has been found between secondary school boys ; girls on academic anxiety as girls show higher academic anxiety as compared to boys. Results also revealed a significant negative correlation between self-esteem and academic anxiety.
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