Gender Differences in Self-Esteem Among Adolescents in Aizawl City

Gender Differences in Self-Esteem Among Adolescents in Aizawl City

ABSTRACT

The present study focuses on self-esteem of 60 Mizo adolescents (30 male and 30 female) to see if there is any significant difference between the selected pairs in the variable mentioned. The sample was taken from higher secondary schools in Aizawl, Mizoram by applying simple random sampling method. After assurance was given about the confidentiality of the study result and about their personal information, self-esteem scale developed by Dr. Santosh Dhar & Dr. Upinder Dhar were administered. Appropriate statistical analysis is applied using SPSS for social sciences (SPSS-20) and result revealed the trustworthiness of the scale for measurement purposes in the project population; and significant differences in self-esteem of the participants with female showing higher self-esteem than male (M = 83.6667; M =78.2667 respectively).

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