International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Relationships between Self –Defeating Behavior and self-esteem among Jordanian College Students
Omar M. Alshawashreh, Faisal. K. Alrabee, Qasem M. Sammour

 This study aimed to investigate the relationship between self-defeating behavior and self-esteem among Jordanian college students at Yarmouk University. The sample consisted of (435) students (182) of them were males, and (253) were females. all were chosen randomly from students who were enrolled in the second semester of year 2011/2012 at the Yarmouk university. The results indicated that students who have a level of fair achievement have more of self-defeating behavior than their peers of very good level of achievement. This mean the achievement level can be good predictors of students' self-defeating behavior. Also the result revealed that females have a higher level of self-esteem more than their males' peers. However the differences between students were not statistically significant at ( &.05). Moreover, The results indicated that no significant difference were found between students by their gender, years in college, , high schools grade point average regarding their level of self-defeating behavior or the total level of self-esteem. Also no significant relationship was found between self- defeating behavior and self-esteem among students.

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