Job Rejection and Self Esteem of Adults

Author: Faiza Akhtar

Supervisor: Dr. Shamaila Asad

Degree: MPhil

Year: (2010-2012)

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research aimed to investigate job rejection and self esteem among adults. It was hypothesized that a negative relationship is likely to be found between job rejection and self esteem among adults. Correlational research design was used. Sample was drawn by using non probability purposive sampling strategy. The sample was consisted of (N100) male adults. Job rejection scale (JSR) and Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale(RSES) were administered to each adult. Data was analyzed by using Pearson Product Moment correlation. Descriptive and inferential Statistics were also used for data analysis. A significant positive correlation (r = .56) between job rejection and self esteem was found. The results indicated that job rejection had significant positive relationship with self esteem. Job rejection caused the low level of self esteem among male adults.

Keywords: Self esteem, adults, job rejection.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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