Peer pressure and Self-Esteem among Higher Secondary Students in Mizoram

Lalfakzuali, C, Lalruatfela, Lalawmpuii, Elim                                                                          

Department of Psychology, Mizoram University

The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between the psychological variables of Peer Pressure and Self-esteem and to see if there were any gender differences on these variables. A sample of 150 higher secondary school students comprising of 75 boys and 75 girls with their age ranging between 15 to 18 years were selected from different Higher Secondary Schools of Mizoram using random sampling procedure. Data was collected using the Peer Pressure Scale (PPS-BK; Singh and Saini, 2010) and Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale (SES; Rosenberg, 1965) along with Demographic Profiles constructed for the present study.Descriptive analysis, Reliability, Pearson Correlation and One – way ANOVA were used.The result depicts mean differences of the group on the psychological variables and significant gender difference was also found on peer pressure.

Keywords:  peer pressure, pressure, self-esteem, adolescents, gender

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