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Self-esteem and optimism among high school students of Benguet State University.

Author

Lemuel S. Belmonte,
Prudence M. Bolinget,
Audrie Cheyenne Y. Herman,
Perlyn L. Masedman,
Heather Hope A. Sayawen,
Jacqueline M. Uyami,
Louisa F. Laron

Related Institution

Benguet State University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
BS
Specialization
Nursing
Publication Date
September 2008

Abstract

The study was conducted to find out the level of self-esteem and optimism among high school students. The respondents of the study were the students of the Benguet State University - Secondary Laboratory School (BSU - SLS). Specifically, the study sought to determine the effect of the following variables in the level of self-esteem and optimism of high school students, namely: year level, gender, family type, socio-economic, number of siblings and ethnic affiliation. And the study also aimed to determine the relationship between level of self-esteem and level of optimism.

There were two hundred (200) students who participated in the study belonging to different year levels, gender, family type, socio-economic status, number of siblings and ethnic affiliation. The descriptive research design was utilized during the duration of the study in the presentation of relative data, thus, the utilization of a questionnaire was employed in gathering necessary date. The data gathered was collated, tabulated and analyzed with various statistical treatments. Weighted mean was taken and the use of the F-test and t-test to the obtained data was necessary to determine the significant effect of the variables to the level of self-esteem and level of optimism of high school students. In determining the relationship between level of self-esteem and level of optimism, chi-square was use.

Results revealed that the respondents' level of self-esteem is affected by their gender and family type. However, it is not affected by their year level, socio-economic status, number of siblings and ethnic affiliation. Most of the students have a normal self-esteem on each category except those who belong to step parent/s family type. Their level of optimism, on the other hand, is not affected by their year level, gender, family type, number of siblings and ethnic affiliation. It is affected by their socio-economic status. Most of the students either have an average level of self-esteem or very low level of optimism on each category. Statistical analysis showed that there is a relationship on the level of self-esteem and level of optimism of high school students.
Said results prove that the level of self-esteem among high school students of Benguet State University is normal, and have an average level of optimism. Thus, the students having a positive attitude toward themselves will definitely bring about a positive outlook in life and who could face any future circumstances.

Objectives

This study focused on the level of self-esteem and optimism among high school students of Benguet State University- Secondary Laboratory School (BSU-SLS). Specifically, the researchers sought the answers of the following problems:
1.What is the level of self-esteem among high school students when the following factors are considered:
a.Year Level
b.Gender
c.Family Type
d.Socio-economic Status
e.Number of Siblings
f.Ethnic Affiliation
2.What is the level of optimism among high school students when the following factors are considered:
a.Year Level
b.Gender
c.Family Type
d.Socio-economic Status
e.Number of Siblings
f.Ethnic Affiliation
3.What is the relationship between the level of self-esteem and level of optimism among high school students?

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