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An Analysis of Self-esteem between Destitute and Non-destitute women

Volume 9, Issue 2, September 2014, Pages 363–375

 An Analysis of Self-esteem between Destitute and Non-destitute women

Samra Maqbool1, Muhammad Akram2, Sohail Ijaz3, Muhammad Asif4, and Muhammad Jahanzeb5

1 M.Sc. Applid Psychology B.Z.U. Multan, Pakistan
2 Lecturer of Psychology, Govt. Postgraduate College Vehari, Pakistan
3 Lecturer of Psychology, Govt. Degree College Mailsi Vehari, Pakistan
4 Department of Computer Science, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat, Pakistan
5 M.A Social Work B.Z.U. Multan, Pakistan

Original language: English

Received 24 July 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The present study was conducted to explore the relationship of self-esteem destitute and non-destitute women (N = 60). Urdu translation of Self-Esteem Scale (Hudson, 1982), comprised of 25 items, was used to measure self-esteem. It was hypothesized that self-esteem of the destitute women will be lower than non-destitute women. Results indicated that destitute women have lower self-esteem than non-destitute women. Results regarding education indicate that in over all groups, women whose education is up to matriculation have lower self-esteem than those whose education is greater than matriculation. Another demographic which marital status, no differences have been resulted in overall sample of married and unmarried women on Self-esteem Scale. Another demographic was age on Self-Esteem Scale adolescents have low-esteem than the adults in overall sample.

Author Keywords: self-esteem, destitution.

How to Cite this Article

Samra Maqbool, Muhammad Akram, Sohail Ijaz, Muhammad Asif, and Muhammad Jahanzeb, “An Analysis of Self-esteem between Destitute and Non-destitute women,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 363–375, September 2014.