Authors: Bushra Akram & Ivan Suneel
Abstract: The emergence of positive psychology has been a comparatively new perspective yet it has helped many to change the focus from the disease, pain and negative aspects of life to more on happiness, success and positive aspects of life. The purpose of this research study was to examine the relationship of optimism, academic achievement and self-esteem. Through random sampling, 300 students were selected from one of the private universities in Pakistan. In order to measure the variables, Life Orientation Test-Revised (LOT-R), Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale (RSES) along with the Demographic Form were used. Correlation research design was used. The data that was collected through random sampling was analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Coefficient of Correlation. According to this research study, significant relationship was found across self-esteem and academic achievement, whereas the relationship between optimism and self-esteem and academic achievement was not significant. Results were discussed in light of previous researches. It was found that people who belong to individualistic culture are more optimistic than collectivistic culture.
Keywords: Optimism, Academic Achievement, Self-Esteem, Pakistan
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), December 2018, Vol.5, No.2