Annals of Educational Research and Reviews

Self-esteem and English achievement among religiousschool students


Nik Rosila Nik Yaacob and Faridah Mahadi

The study is to identify the relationship between self-esteem and English achievement among students
from Government Assisted Religious School (SABK) in Kedah, Malaysia. The sample of this study
consists of 173 students from SABK schools in Kedah, Malaysia. The data of self-esteem is collected by
using Self-esteem Scale. Self-esteem Scale is developed by Morris Rosenberg consisted of 10 items
and has been translated into Malay language version. The data on students’ achievement in English is
retrieved from Lower Secondary Examination (PMR) conducted by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia.
The data is analyzed by using SPSS version 18. The result from Pearson correlation and t-test revealed
that there is no significant relationship between self esteem and English achievement.


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