Uttam Basak, Amitava Khan


The researchers wanted to find out the self-esteem of adolescent students. Their Objectives were: O1: To know the Self-Esteem of adolescent students on the basis of sex. O2: To know the Self-Esteem of adolescent students on the basis of grade. O3: To study the Self-Esteem of adolescent students on the basis of stream. O4: To compare the Self-Esteem of adolescence students on the basis of parents’ educational qualification. They had adopted the descriptive research method in the present study. All the students of adolescent period of Secondary and Higher secondary school are population of the present study. Total 221 samples had been selected through purposive sampling technique. They used the Measuring Self-Esteem Scale to collect data from the sample. The scale was developed by Heatherton and Polivy. Mean, SD and t-test were used in the present study to analysis the data. The null hypotheses formulated for the present study, were: H01: There is no significant difference between boy & girl adolescent students’ Self-Esteem. H02: There is no significant difference between 10th & 12th grade students’ Self-Esteem. H03: There is no significant difference between arts & science stream twelfth grade students’ Self-Esteem. H04: There is no significant difference between the students’ Self-Esteem from primary & secondary level educated parents. The null hypotheses H01 and H02 were accepted but the null hypotheses H03 and H04 were rejected. The study revealed that there was no difference in self-esteem on the basis sex, grade but there was difference in self-esteem on the basis of stream and parental educational qualification.


Self-Esteem, Adolescence, Secondary Grade, Higher Secondary Grade, Students.

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