Assessment of Self Esteem among Nursing Students

Radhwan Hussein Ibrahim


Background: Self-esteem is a subjective attitude of an person  about his\her  soul  and the appreciation of his/her value. It denotes to an truthful, acceptable, stable gratitude of one’s worth as a person. The aim of this study was to measure the self-esteem of nursing students in college of Nursing, University of Mosul, Iraq.

Methods: Nursing students whose study in college of Nursing university of Mosul composed the study subject,(300) of them were selected randomly (75%) of them were female and (25%) were male. they were completed Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), which consisted of  10-item scale, the  scored using a 4-point Likert-type scale rating from 1 (strongly agree) to 4 (strongly disagree).

Results: The result of the study showed that both the male (Mean =  ) and female (Mean =) student respondents showed positive perception of their self-esteem. When the perceived self-esteem of the male students was compared with the female corresponding item, using the t test  at p≤0.05 is 0.948. additionally, the fourth grade show high level of self-esteem than freshman and other grades.

Conclusion: Depending on the findings of the current study, it is recommended further future research that focuses light on some of the factors that may have a direct impact on self-esteem, such as the economic situation and the relationship with parents

Keywords: Self-esteem, Nursing, Assessment


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