Self-Esteem and Academic Performance among Undergraduate Medical Students in Nepal: A Cross-Sectional Study
Keywords:Academic performance, medical students, rosenberg self-esteem scale, self-esteem
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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