A Comparative Study of Self-esteem among Native and Migrant Adolescents in Sultanpur District
Keywords:Childhood, Migrant adolescent, Native adolescent, Self-esteem
Background: Adolescence is the age from childhood to adulthood; it is a period of physical and psychological growth and development. Self-esteem tends to be lowest in childhood and increases with age. Self-esteem affects the decision-making process, relationships, and emotional and mental well-being. People with low self-esteem may not feel motivated to try some new things, and they may also have problems with their relationships and expressing themselves. Aim: The purpose of this comparative study is to investigate the self-esteem development among native and migrant adolescents. Materials and Methods: For the study, 120 subjects were selected randomly from different areas of Sultanpur District. A self-structured interview schedule and the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale were used for data collection and analysis. Results: The study clearly revealed that native and migrant adolescents exhibited differences while trying new things, taking new challenges, and having an overall opinion about themselves. Conclusion: Adolescents have varying levels of self-esteem, which appears to be influenced by such factors as age, gender, social class, and residential status. The results of the present study reveal that the self-esteem of native adolescents is higher than that of migrant adolescents. This may be due to the fact that native adolescents are more secure than migrant adolescents.
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