Self-esteem and its effects on the academic performance of students

Topics: Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient, High school, Correlation and dependence Pages: 29 (2928 words) Published: November 27, 2013
Self-Esteem and Academic Performance of Academia de Sophia International Junior High School Students

Stephen Job M. Rimando

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page Title Page ……………………………………………………………………………………… 1 Acknowledgment ……………………………………………………………………………………… 2 Table of Contents ……………………………………………………………………………………… 3 List of Figures ……………………………………………………………………………………… 5 List of Tables ……………………………………………………………………………………… 6 CHAPTER I

THE PROBLEM
Background of the Study ………………………………………………………… 7 Theoretical Framework ………………………………………………………… 10 Paradigm of the Study ………………………………………………………… 12 Statement of the Problem and Hypothesis ……………… 13

II DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
Research Design ……………………………………………………… 14
Population and Locale of the Study ……………………………… 14
Data Gathering Instrument ……………………………………………………… 15
Data Gathering Procedure ……………………………………………………… 15
Treatment of Data ……………………………………………………… 16
III PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS, AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA
Level of Self-Esteem ……………………………………………………… 18
Level of Academic Performance ……………………………………………… 19
Correlation of Self-Esteem and
Academic Performance ……………………………………………… 20
IV SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Conclusions ……………………………………………… 22
Recommendations ……………………………………………… 23 REFERENCES ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 24 APPENDICES ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 26

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure Title
Figures Page Figure 1 Paradigm of the Study ……………………………………………………… 12 Figure 2 Correlation of Self-Esteem and Academic Performance ……………………………………………………… 20

LIST OF TABLES
Table Title
Tables Page Table 1 Value of r and its Description ………………………… 17 Table 2 Level of Self-Esteem per Grade Level ………………………… 18 Table 3 Level of Academic Performance per Grade Level ……… 19

CHAPTER 1
THE PROBLEM
Background of the Study
Adolescence which is on the age range of 10-19 is the time when self-esteem is most affected. Adolescence is the time when the person gains self-concept which will later define the person’s self-esteem according to Robins et al. (2002). Self-esteem having a great effect on almost everything a person does, the researcher became interested to find out if self-esteem has a correlation with the academic performance of junior high school students in Academia de Sophia International. According to John Hewitt, author of The Social Construction of Self-Esteem (2009) found in theOxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, self-esteem is a term in psychology to reflect a person's overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs and emotions such as triumph, despair, pride and shame.Self-esteem is the overall sense of self-competence and self-worth. Self-competence is generally the capability of producing desired results and is also characterized by the presence of a generalized expectation for success (Fibel and Hale, 1978).

Moreover, Branden(1992) stated that self-esteem is ordinary by which a person judges himself or herself an estimate, a feeling, and an emotion. This self-evaluation is the most significant key to behavior, which affects the thinking processes, emotions, desires, values, and goals. He also stated that if a person wants to understand a person psychologically, the person should consider first the nature and degree of self-esteem. Branden notes the two strands to self-esteem as being competence...

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2. Covington, M. (1984). The self-worth theory of achievement motivation: Findings and implications. The Elementary School Journal, 85(1), 5-20.
3. Fibel, B., & Hale, W. D. (1978). The generalized expectancy for success scale: A new measure. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 46, 924-932.
4. Robins, R. W., Trzesniewski, K. H., & Tracy, J. L. & Gosling, S. D. (2002). Global Self-Esteem across the Life Span. Journal of Psychology and Aging, 17 (3), 423–434
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Letter to Academia de Sophia International Administrator
November 16, 2012
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