Effect of Steady Dating on Self-esteem Among University Students
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KIESS, A. S. (2000). Effect of Steady Dating on Self-esteem Among University Students. National Undergraduate Research Clearinghouse, 3. Available online at http://www.webclearinghouse.net/volume/. Retrieved August 24, 2017 .

Effect of Steady Dating on Self-esteem Among University Students
ANDREA S. KIESS
FRIENDS UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Sponsored by: DONNA STUBER-MCEWEN (mcewen@friends.edu)
ABSTRACT
Although young adults are expected by society to date with the eventual intention of marrying and starting a family, low self-esteem, often incurred by feelings of poor identity and isolation, is one of the greatest barriers to romantic love (Branden, 1994). The purpose of this research was to further explore the relationship between steady dating and self-esteem. It was hypothesized that there would be a significant difference in the level of self-esteem between university students who are currently in a dating relationship and those who are not. The Self-Esteem Rating Survey (SERS) was used to measure the level of self-esteem of 111 male and female dating and non-dating, traditional undergraduate university students. Main effects for both gender and dating status were found. Although a significant interaction was not found, non-dating femalesí mean self-esteem scores were substantially lower than with other groups.

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