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International Journal of Psychology Sciences

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Effect of student’s attachment styles on rejection sensitivity and self-esteem

Author(s):

Kirti Jha, Tanusree Shaw, Sneha Sarkar and Dr. Nilanjana Mitra

Abstract:

This research examines the intriguing interplay between student attachment styles and their levels of rejection sensitivity and self-esteem. By exploring these relationships, we aim to deepen our understanding of how attachment patterns impact individual’s emotional well-being and social perceptions. To examine the effect of student’s attachment styles on rejection sensitivity and self-esteem, following psychological tools were used; Perceived Parenting Style, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and Rejection Sensitivity Questionnaire Adult Version (A-RSQ). The study involved a sample of 120 college students between the ages of 18 to 25 years. Statistical analyses of the data revealed that students with secure attachment styles had lower rejection sensitivity and higher self-esteem. In contrast, students with anxious and avoidant attachment styles reported higher rejection sensitivity and lower self-esteem. These findings emphasize the importance of understanding attachment styles for student’s rejection sensitivity and self-esteem. However, more research in this area is likely to enhance the self-esteem of students through effective interventions.

Pages: 04-07  |  405 Views  147 Downloads


International Journal of Psychology Sciences
How to cite this article:
Kirti Jha, Tanusree Shaw, Sneha Sarkar and Dr. Nilanjana Mitra. Effect of student’s attachment styles on rejection sensitivity and self-esteem. Int. J. Psychol. Sci. 2024;6(1):04-07. DOI: 10.33545/26648377.2024.v6.i1a.34