Relationship between Self-Esteem and Level of Vocabulary of Students in English at Elementary Level
Keywords:Self-Esteem, Vocabulary, FGEIs, Elementary Level
The focus of the study was to determine the relationship between self-esteem and the level of vocabulary of students at elementary level in District Rawalpindi. The researcher used a cross sectional survey design which uses quantitative inquiry. The population consisted of students of Grade 4, male and female both from elementary levels schools of District Rawalpindi. Five hundred students were randomly selected from different federal government elementary schools at Rawalpindi and Islamabad as a sample for present study. The instruments used in this study were MCQs for identifying the level of vocabulary of the students which was developed by the researcher keeping in view the curriculum of grade 4 students of Federal Government schools of Rawalpindi and for finding out the level of self-esteem of the students, a local instrument was developed by the researcher keeping in view the Rosenberg`s self-esteem scale. The self-esteem was determined on the basis of two elements that are self-competence and self-liking. The researcher analyzed the data by using SPSS. The data was analyzed by applying statistical techniques i.e. range, standard deviation, mean and correlation coefficient. The correlation coefficient was applied to find the relationship between self-esteem and the level of vocabulary of students at elementary level. Results revealed that more than half of the students from the selected sample had an average level of self-esteem and vocabulary. The positive relationship between self-esteem and vocabulary of the students is confirmed by the value of correlational value that is 0.289. The value is not very high but still a positive correlation exists between self-esteem and level of vocabulary of students.