Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
The author investigated the relationship between undergraduates' self-esteem (current and retrospective) and their current grade point average. Specifically, the author investigated the relationship between students' self-esteem (fifth grade, eleventh grade, and undergraduate) and their current undergraduate grade point average. A sample of 95 college students from West Virginia University completed the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. The author assessed the relationship by performing six correlations and three reliability estimates for each self-esteem survey. The results showed a strong correlation between fifth grade self-esteem and current grade point average, but there was no significant correlation at the eleventh grade and undergraduate level. Also, the author found significant correlations between each of the total self-esteem scores. Therefore, there was a significant correlation between the two variables at the fifth grade level, but the correlation is not significant as the student ages (during eleventh grade and undergraduate).
Wiles, Jennifer L., "Understanding the relationship between self-esteem and current grade point average of college undergraduates" (2004). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 732.