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ERIC Number: EJ796228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
The Effects of Impetuous, Exploratory, and Overall Indecisiveness on Self-Esteem among Turkish University Students
Sari, Enver
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v7 n2 p915-926 May 2007
This research was conducted in order to determine the relationships between levels of indecisiveness and their self-esteem among Turkish university students. The study was designed and implemented in 2006 with 320 voluntary university students of whom 170 were females and 150 males in Giresun, Turkey. The Personal Indecisiveness Scale (PIS; Bacanli, 2005) and the Self Esteem Scale (SES; Bogenc, 2005) were used to gather the data in the research. Significant negative, low level, relationship was found between self-esteem and indecisiveness. According to the results of the present research, the levels of exploratory indecisiveness were higher among females than males. Gender was not a significant predictor on neither impetuous nor overall indecisiveness. Although the levels of self-esteem was higher among female students than male students, this difference was not statistically significant. Higher significant positive correlations were found within the sub-scales of the PIS, as expected. The relationship between the exploratory PIS and impetuous PIS was positive, slightly above intermediate level, and meaningful. Impetuous, exploratory and overall indecisiveness altogether were significantly related with students' self esteem scores, even though the combined effect was low level. These variables altogether explained approximately 18% of all the total variance. According to the findings, gender was not a significant variable for indecisiveness in Turkish sample of university students. The results also showed that female Turkish students were more decisive than women in other countries (such as the USA or Austria) and than Turkish adolescents. The fact that the number of girls with university education is small in Turkey makes those girls privileged, decisive, and highly self esteemed. According to another finding, female students are more decisive than males within the sample of university students. Additionally, in the case of indecisiveness, when a guidance counselor is contacted, interventions toward increasing self-esteem is suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey