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Role of Teacher's Attitude and Attribute in Fostering Students' Self Esteem

Author Affiliations

  • 1University of Science and Technology, Bannu, PAKISTAN
  • 2Chemistry Baha Ud Din Zikriya University, Multan, PAKISTAN

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 1-5, March,14 (2014)


This research was aimed at investigating the teachers role in fostering students self esteem as assessed by students with the objective to identify the role of a teachers attitude and attribute in fostering the self-esteem of students at secondary level. This study was guided by the null hypothesis that there is no significant difference between the views of students about the role of teachers attitude and attribute in fostering their self-esteem. A self developed questionnaire was used as an instrument to collect the required information, data was collected personally. Validity and reliability of the instrument was checked through a pilot run. The respondents of the pilot study were from the population but were not included in sample. The questionnaire was found reliable with a Chronbach Alpha value 0.83. This study was descriptive in nature. All the students studying at secondary level constituted the population of this study. Keeping in view the total strength of the students in different schools at secondary level, 815 students of class 10th were sampled using proportional allocation technique. Chi Square was used for data analysis. The collected data was tabulated and interpreted in the light of objective. Significant difference was found as the respondents agreed regarding the role of teachers attitude and attribute in fostering students self esteem. It was concluded that the role of the female teachers was more effective as compared to male teachers regarding their attitude towards their students in fostering self-esteem.


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