Author: Shazia Ilyas
Supervisor: Dr. Iram Fatima
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
A cross sectional study aimed to investigate self-esteem and academic adjustment in adolescent migrants from rural areas. It was hypothesized that there would be a positive relationship between self-esteem and academic adjustment in migrants and non-migrants. Moreover, it was also hypothesized that migrants would have lower self-esteem and poor academic adjustment than non-migrants. It was also hypothesized that males would have higher self-esteem and better academic adjustment in migrants and non-migrants. The sample was composed of 100 adolescent students, 50 migrants and 50 non-migrants with the age range of 16- 18.To assess self-esteem, Self Image Profile was used (Butler & Gasson, 2004). Academic adjustment was measured by Adjustment Inventory for College Students (Sinha & Singh, 1980). Results showed that migrant and non-migrant students with high self-esteem had better academic adjustment. Migrants had lower self-esteem and poor academic adjustment than non-migrants. In migrants males and females had similar level of self-esteem. However, Females had lower academic adjustment as compared to males. In non-migrants males and females had similar level of academic adjustment as well as similar level of self-esteem. The findings of this work have important implication for migrants and non- migrants students, teachers and researchers.
Keywords: Self-Esteem, Academic Adjustment, Migrants.
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