Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
The author investigated the relationship between undergraduates' self-esteem, current cumulative grade point average, race, and gender. A sample of 160 undergraduate students from West Virginia University completed the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. In addition, the participants completed a demographic page, which included questions about their race, gender, and grade point average. The author assessed the relationship by performing a three way analysis of variance between the variables. In addition, Chi Square tests and correlations were run to test any further relationships. The results showed no correlation between self-esteem and grade point average. There were no significant main effects for gender or grade point average with self-esteem as the dependent variable. However, the main effect for race was significant. The Chi Square tests also yielded a significant relationship between race and self-esteem. Therefore, race played a significant role in how the participants in the current study answered the self-esteem questions. Researchers may want to further explore the relationship between these two variables to better understand the interaction.
Geletko, Jennifer Lynn, "Relationship between self-esteem and academic achievement among college undergraduates" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2743.