Self-Esteem and Academic Performance among Undergraduate Medical Students in Nepal: A Cross-Sectional Study

Authors

  • Harikala Ghimire Universal College of Medical Sciences and Teaching Hospital, Rupandehi, Nepal
  • Rachita Ghimire Universal College of Medical Sciences and Teaching Hospital, Rupandehi, Nepal
  • Nikita Yadav Universal College of Medical Sciences and Teaching Hospital, Rupandehi, Nepal
  • Priyanka Sharma Universal College of Medical Sciences and Teaching Hospital, Rupandehi, Nepal
  • Nabu Praveen Universal College of Medical Sciences and Teaching Hospital, Rupandehi, Nepal
  • Reiha Kiran Basnet Universal College of Medical Sciences and Teaching Hospital, Rupandehi, Nepal
  • Dilip Sharma Banjade Universal College of Medical Sciences and Teaching Hospital, Rupandehi, Nepal
  • Buddhi Raj Pokhrel Universal College of Medical Sciences and Teaching Hospital, Rupandehi, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njhs.v2i2.56806

Keywords:

Academic performance, medical students, rosenberg self-esteem scale, self-esteem

Abstract

Introduction: Self-esteem is related to self-worth which fuels motivation, productivity, and efficacy which is considered of high value in academic performance. However, no such studies have been published in Nepal.

Objective: We aimed to investigate the association between self-esteem and academic performance of medical undergraduates in Western Nepal.

Results: This analytical cross-sectional study was carried out among 226 undergraduate medical students. The majority of the participants had high self-esteem with a median self-esteem score of 29. The female participants had higher scores as well as academic performance than males. We found no association between self-esteem and academic performance.

Conclusions: We found no significant relationship between self-esteem and the academic performance of medical undergraduates.

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Ghimire, H., Ghimire, R., Yadav, N., Sharma, P., Praveen, N., Basnet, R. K., Banjade, D. S., & Pokhrel, B. R. (2022). Self-Esteem and Academic Performance among Undergraduate Medical Students in Nepal: A Cross-Sectional Study. Nepal Journal of Health Sciences, 2(2), 67–72. https://doi.org/10.3126/njhs.v2i2.56806

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