Impact of Depression, Aggression, and Self-Esteem on Students’ Scholarly Execution

  • Shumaila Khurshid School of Education, University of Newcastle
  • Saba Khurshid Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute (AFPGMI)
Keywords: Depression, Aggression, Self-esteem, Students, Scholarly execution, Education, Mental Health


Introduction: Students at nay educational level tend to face many issues which lead them to depression, aggression, and low self-esteem. They can excel in any field if they have a healthy mindset and personality. So the principal point of this current study is to discover the effects of depression, aggression, and self-esteem on college students’ scholarly execution.

Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted in which 700 students enrolled in second-year class and 42 subject instructors were included from government institutes located in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Golberg Depression Scale (Golberg, 1993), Buss-Perry Aggression (1992), and Rosenberg Self Esteem scale (Rosenberg,1965) were utilized for data collection. Further, to discover the impact of these variables on students’ scholarly execution, the Academic Performance Rating Scale (APRS) for instructors was directed to educators for taking their responses about students’ performance. Moreover, students' scholastic record was likewise taken out from the respective institute.

Result: The findings revealed the negative impact of depression, aggression, and self-esteem on students’ scholastic execution. Further results also showed that there is a significant difference between scholarly execution of students having low, medium, and high level depression, aggression and self-esteem.

Conclusion: Study findings highlighted that depression, aggression and low self-esteem have drastic effects not only on students’ personality but also on their academic career. It is strongly recommended that educational institutes need to hire school counselors and psychologist to help out students.


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