EFFECT OF SELF-ESTEEM AND PERSONALITY TRAITS ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Keywords:Self-esteem, personality traits, academic achievement
The objective of this research was to study the effect of self-esteem and personality traits on academic achievement of university students. Self-esteem and personality traits are the most important aspects that affect the academic achievement of university students. For this reason, one hundred and fifty (150) university students (N=75 male, N=75 female )were selected randomly. Two questionnaires were used to collect the data. Rosenberg's self-esteem scale (1997) and John &Sirivastava’s big five inventory (BFI) scale (1999) were administered for this purpose. The standard of academic achievement was their average academic marks during their academic year. Data were analyzed through inferential statistics including Pearson correlation and multiple regression. Results showed that self-esteem, personality traits (introversion and openness to experience), and academic achievement are correlated. The result of this research revealed that self-esteem and personality factors are affecting the academic achievement of university students. It is recommended that the students at the postgraduate level must be guided in terms of personality development and boosting their self-esteem for their improved performance in their academics.