The self-esteem and mental ability on academic performance of Iranian students with absentee parents


Received: 18 December 2020
Revised: 24 January 2021
Accepted: 15 February 2021

Maryam Hosseinzadeh Shanehchi

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to self-esteem and mental ability on academic performance of Iranian students with absentee parents. The descriptive - correlation method was used. In this particular research, the participants were the Iranian students whose one or both parents were absent during their studies at Centro Escolar University during first semester school year 2012-2013. Four hundred eighty -five (485) Iranian students were given psychological test but only 205 were able to complete the test. Students were asked to fill in the grade point average, Cooper Smith self-esteem inventory (SEI) and Culture Fair intelligence test (CFIT). The data were analyzed by tests of Pearson correlation and Chi-Square. This study confirmed the significant contribution of -esteem and mental ability on academic performance of Iranian students with absentee parents.

Keywords: self-esteem, mental ability, academic performance.

 

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