Determination of effecting factors self-esteem and self-efficacy levels of school of health students

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Guclu S., Taspinar F., Taspinar B.

YUKSEKOGRETIM DERGISI, vol.5, no.1, pp.26-34, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.2399/yod.15.005
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-34
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


The self-esteem is an individual's level of perceiving himself/herself as a skillful, successful, and valuable individual. When the individual thinks that he/she doesn't receive approval, like and love, then he/she develops a mask - so an artificial ego - which he/she thinks that will receive approval, like and love from other individuals. So, the sense of self includes also the self-efficacy concepts. This study was carried out to Investigating of self-esteem and self-efficacy levels of School of Health students whether if differentiate in terms of some factors. The universe of this study consists of 362 final-grade health college students. Calculating the sample size, 187 students (114 women, 73 men) have been chosen via stratified sampling method. In our study, the students' levels of self-esteem and self-efficacy have been evaluated in terms of socio-demographic and familial characteristics. It has been found that the students having healthy life-style and having strong family bounds have high levels of self-esteem and self-efficiency/sufficiency. It has been concluded that there is a positive, strong and significant association between self-efficiency/sufficiency level and self-esteem level. A program for increasing the self-esteem and self-efficiency/sufficiency of students can be developed in accordance with these findings.