Brwa Ahmed
Business and Management Department, Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
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The academic experience may find very stressful for many university students in Kurdistan region. There are many situations such as economic crash and salary issues that affecting the individual morale in Kurdistan. Student needs to have high self-esteem to overcome these issues and achieve their goals and get a good GPA. A purposive sampling technique was utilized to collect data, our sample consisted of 80 students from Ishik University, 44 male students and 36 female students with an average age of 21.9 years. The students were from different departments and grades volunteered to participate in the survey. The self-esteem of the students measured using the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (1965). This study is more statistical than to be psychological, we aim to show the correlation between self-esteem and academic performance of university students. The main purpose of this study was to analyze the role of self-esteem in achieving higher GPA grades and excellent academic performance. The results of this study showed a significant positive correlation (r = 0.74, p < 0.001). This indicates students with high self-esteem had better academic achievements. The results also showed that self-esteem for males is higher; however, the mean GPA for females is higher as compared to each other.

Keywords: Self-esteem, Academic Performance, GPA, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Pearson’s correlation.

ISBN 978-0-9962570-9-1

Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics
Tishk International University