Proceedings of the 4th ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2018)

The Correlation between Personality and Self-Esteem Level among Students at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Authors
Nur Izyan Binti Sahidan, Nor Syuhada Farhanis Binti Hashim, Syahirah Husna Binti Rusdi
Corresponding Author
Nur Izyan Binti Sahidan
Available Online March 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-18.2019.98How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Self-esteem, personality, relationship, qualitative, interview
Abstract

Self-esteem refers to how an individual assesses himself from a positive or negative perspective. The ability to self-assess will build self-esteem and be able to manage ways of thinking, acting and emotion control. There are several factors that affect individuals in self-determination process of self-esteem. Personality is defined as inherent characteristics in the individual by distinguishing themselves from other individuals. Research question proposed in this study is whether or not individuals’ personalities will influence the way individuals’ value and evaluate themselves. The study is aimed to examine the relationship between self-esteem and personality among students at University of Science Malaysia (USM). The study was conducted on a selected sample of six (6) respondents by interview session (qualitative study design). There were four questions or sections that were being proposed during the session, namely knowledge on the definition of self-esteem, the level of self-esteem, knowledge of respondent’s personality and the respondent’s opinion on the correlation between personality and self-esteem. The results have indicated that most of respondents (five out of six respondents) agreed the personality could affect self-esteem level. The implication of the study is that individuals are able to identify correlation between personality and self-esteem as well as be able to use the knowledge of personality possessed in the effort to increase self-esteem.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 4th ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
March 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-688-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-18.2019.98How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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