UTAR Institutional Repository

The relationship between self-esteem, optimism, and resilience among undergraduates in Malaysia.

Archanaa, Muthiah and Beh, Jin Xuan and Kayathri, Krishnamurthi (2022) The relationship between self-esteem, optimism, and resilience among undergraduates in Malaysia. Final Year Project, UTAR.

Download (1755Kb) | Preview


    Students’ adaptability to university life is considered a growing physical and psychological distress that undergraduate students experience. Resilience has grown more common among ng undergraduates; hence, several psychological elements were viewed as a stage of development that may influence a person’s academic transition. The present study investigated the relationship between self-esteem and optimism as predictors of resilience among Malaysian undergraduates by implementing the resilience theory. A quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted online among Malaysian undergraduates aged between 19 to 25 years old. A total of 153 participants were recruited for the present study via the convenience sampling method. After all, only 59 participants were used for the data analysis according to the calculated sample size. Online questionnaires were distributed across various social media platforms, which include Facebook, Microsoft Teams, E-mail, and WhatsApp. The variables of this study were measured by using Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), Revised Life Orientation Test (LOTR), and Brief Resilience Scale (BRS). The findings revealed that self-esteem and optimism were significant and positively predicted resilience among undergraduates in Malaysia by using Multiple Linear Regression. In conclusion, present study may provide a greater understanding of relevant topics as well as essential references and suggestions for future researchers. Legal authorities could be able to use the insights to adopt new measures that can assist students in improving their resilience in the future.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Final Year Project)
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Science > Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) Psychology
    Depositing User: ML Main Library
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2023 21:03
    Last Modified: 03 Aug 2023 16:06
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/5104

    Actions (login required)

    View Item