Relationship between Self Esteem, Faith, Income and Happiness

Author: Ishba Gohar

Supervisor: Dr. Naumana Amjad

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2006-2008

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


The present study examined the relationship between self esteem, faith, income and happiness. A total of 100 participants (50 students and 50 parents, either mother or father) from different departments of Punjab University were taken for this research. Oxford Happiness Questionnaire by Hills and Argyle (2001) was used to measure the level of happiness. Rosenberg’s Self Esteem Scale (1965) was used to measure the level of self esteem and Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith Questionnaire by Plante and Boccaccini (1997) was used to measure faith. The relationship between self esteem, faith, income and happiness, were assessed through correlation .The results showed that self esteem and faith were significantly and positively correlated with happiness. However income was not significantly correlated with happiness. Further a regression analysis showed that self esteem was a strong predictor of happiness. Independent sample t-test showed that there was no statistically significant difference in parents and their children in terms of level of happiness.

Keywords: Self Esteem, Faith, Income, Happiness

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