Self-esteem and self-efficacy among children of devadasis

Shwetha, TS (2017) Self-esteem and self-efficacy among children of devadasis. Arts & Education International Research Journal, 4 (1). pp. 4-7. ISSN 2349-1353

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Devadasi System has existed since time immemorial across countries and in various religions. This involves offering virgin girl to the god,which restricts her to have a normal marital life.This tradition is prevalent in quite a few parts of South India and these girls end up as prostitutes and their children carry the stigma of being son/daughter of Devadasi. Since they are neglected by their primary care giver there is a need to understand their self-esteem and self-efficacy. Self-esteem is a subjective appraisal of the self as intrinsically positive or negative and can have significant implications on psychological functioning; self- efficacy is the belief about one’s ability to achieve goals and to overcome obstacles in daily living. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between self esteem and self efficacy among children of devadasis. A purposive sample of 152 participants was selected from six districts of Karnataka State. The age range of the sample was from 18 to 30 years. Data was collected using Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965) and Self-efficacy Scale (Sherer et al., 1982).On self-esteem 17% participants scored low and 17% of them scored high where as on self-efficacy, 17% scored low and 15% scored high. Findings show that Self-esteem and Self-efficacy are significantly positively correlated indicating that as feeling of self-worth increases, self-efficacy also increases and vice-versa.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Devadasi; self-efficacy; self-esteem.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Clinical Psychology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 09:37
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 09:37

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