Height and Self-Esteem as the Determinants of Psychological Adjustment in Students in Punjab, Pakistan

Muhammad Rizwan, Xuehong Qi, Iram Naz, Zaqia Bano


The purpose of the present research was to investigate height and self-esteem as the determinants of psychological adjustment in students. A sample of 300 students was recruited from University of Gujrat, Pakistan by using convenient sampling technique. The construct of self-esteem was measured using Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale whereas psychological adjustment was measured by using and Scale of Adjustment . The data was analyzed using neural network analysis. Among the 300 students, the results revealed that height and self-esteem predicted psychological adjustment. Further, the importance of each variable was also explored through the analysis.  It indicated that the height of the students (.562 with 100% normalized importance) was more important in predicting the psychological adjustment as compare to self-esteem (.438 with 77.9% normalized importance). It was concluded that height and self-esteem was the determinant of psychological adjustment in students. Further, height plays a more vital role in hindering the psychological adjustment as compare to self-esteem.

Keywords: Height, Self-esteem, Psychological Adjustment, Neural Network Analysis, Students

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/10-36-10

Publication date: December 31st 2019

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