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Self-esteem and loneliness as predicting factors of Arab children achievement İn Kuala Lumpur

al-Hoot, Asma'a and Ssekamanya, Siraje Abdallah (2015) Self-esteem and loneliness as predicting factors of Arab children achievement İn Kuala Lumpur. European Journal of Social Sciences Education and Research, 5 (1). pp. 199-206. ISSN 2411-9563

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Taking into consideration the fact that self-esteem and loneliness have an even more important role to play in students' learning, this study seeks to examine the correlation of these two factors with children academic performance. The study involved 499 (grade 4 to grade 9) Arab children studying at Arab schools in Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia. Data were collected via two questionnaires (one for loneliness and the other for self-esteem). The correlational data analysis yielded a negative correlation between loneliness and academic achievement while there is a positive correlation between self-esteem and achievement. Results also suggested that there is no correlation between students' gender, age, and academic achievement. Furthermore, the results revealed that self-esteem is a good predictor of achievement while loneliness and gender are not good predictors. The findings of the present study are discussed in relation to the relevant literature, taking into consideration the impact of children mental health on their academic achievement. Finally, recommendations for further research are presented.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4236/49479
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-esteem, loneliness, childhood, academic performance, achievement
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9 Educational psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Dr. Ssekamanya Siraje Abdallah
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 14:45
Last Modified: 23 May 2018 10:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49479

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