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2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The concept of self-esteem defines to which extent an individual is happy or proud of oneself. It has previously been suggested that an individual's self-esteem can be obtained through his or her feats and achievements. Such achievements have become essential in today's society since they partly give us a basic security in the form of money, but it can also be a way to show ourselves that we are good enough. The purpose of this literature review was to investigate the causal relationship between self-esteem and academic achievement. Do individuals with low self-esteem have better academic achievements than those with higher self-esteem? Do individuals’ academic achievements affect their self-esteem? The results showed that low self-esteem cannot be proved to lead to better academic achievements. However, it is possible to assert that an individual's academic achievement affects his or her self-esteem, but the results are ambiguous. In fact, most scientists are unsure of the causal direction of the relationship between self-esteem and academic achievement. Because of this uncertainty, one should look further at how significant results between these variables actually should be interpreted.Keywords: self-esteem, academic achievement, students, perfectionism, success

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-58896Local ID: f747141d-f9e2-4555-b53e-b11d0f613b3cOAI: diva2:1032284
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Psychology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20111111 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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