Predicting the Defeatists Behavior Through Self-Esteem: Undergraduate Female Students Majoring in Kindergarten at Al-Hussein Bin Tala University

  •  Reham Almohtadi    
  •  Intisar Turki ALdarabah    
  •  Mustafa Jwaifell    
  •  Ruba Nasser Masri Shaarani    


The study aimed at predicting the defeatist behavior through determining self-esteem among undergraduate female students majoring in kindergarten at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University. The descriptive correlative method was used to accomplish the study’s findings. The study sample consisted of 41 female students of the academic year (2018/2019). For the purpose of collecting data, two scales were used: the first one is Rosenberg’s (1989) scale for self-esteem and the second is Kabatay’s (1999) scale to measure the students’ defeatist behavior. Results of the study showed that self-esteem among the female students is at a lower level, whereas their level of defeatist behavior is medium. The results also showed that there was an inverse correlation between self-esteem and the defeatist behavior.

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