Domain Specific Self-Esteem of Adolescent Students: Does the Socioeconomic Position Matter?
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Self-esteem, domain specific, adolescents, students, SES


Self-esteem is the widely studied construct in the field of psychological health, however still new perspective and the significance of the construct holds attention of the researchers toward it. There is a dire need to understand that how various factors such as socio-economic conditions of the family influence individual’s overall evaluation of self or specific aspects of the self. 512 randomly selected school/ college going adolescents (lower SES=153, middle SES=230 & upper SES=129 ) between ages of 13 to 18 years were interviewed  and assessed through Urdu version of Adolescent form of Culture Free Self Esteem Inventories-3 (CFSEI-3; Imran & Ahmad, 2011), originally developed by Battle in 2002. Analysis of Variance was computed and findings divulge significant differences on all domains of self-esteem i.e. personal [F (2,509) = 47.127, p < .001], social [F (2,509) = 44.598, p < .001], academic         [ F(2,509) = 4.88, p < .01], parent / home [ F(2,509) = 9.521, p < .001], general [ F(2,509) = 17.379, p < .001], and overall self-esteem scores [ F(2,509) = 35.451, p < .001].Further Post Hoc analysis indicated disadvantage associated with those belonging to lower SES in all domains as compared to upper and middle socioeconomic class except on the domain of academic self-esteem.

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