Topic: #1 Self esteem and academic success
Part A: Correlational Study
This correlational study aims at finding the correlation between self esteem and academic success. Therefore, self esteem and academic success will be the variables of the study. As it is abstract or may have multiple meanings when talking about self esteem and academic, we have to make them precise and measurable before investigating the relationship between them- so we need operational definitions. In this study, we have to operationally define the terms ‘self esteem’ and ‘academic success’.
Self esteem: Score of the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale
Academic success: Score of the mid-term exam of PSY 100
To operationally define the term ‘self esteem’, the study uses the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale. It is because the scale has been widely used in social science and psychology research and also been proved to be reliable and valid. Besides, it is clearly established and short and simple to administer.
To operationally define the term ‘academic success’, the study depends on the score of the PSY 100’s mid-term exam. In other word, the higher the score, the more successful a student is.
In short, the purpose of this study is to find the relationship between self esteem and academic success, whether they are negative/positive correlated, or one can lead to the other, or whether a third factor can affect them.
The subjects of this study will be the students in the course PSY 100. They will be given a Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale questionnaire during the last 15 minutes of the lesson one week before the mid- term and they have to finish the questionnaires by the end of it. Then, a researcher will collect them immediately in the classroom. Besides, as the study needs the scores of the students in order to investigate the relationship between self esteem and academic achievement, we need to have the permission from the professors of PSY 100 for the scores. Once accepted, we...