Title: The investigation of relationships: self-esteem, self-confidence, and conduct problems in counselling

Authors: Mila Park

Addresses: Sungkyul University, 704-203, 16, Gangsong-ro 125beon-gil, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-esteem self-confidence, and conduct problems. It demonstrated that the correlation of self-esteem and self-confidence was not significantly related to the children and adolescents' conduct problems. Also, there is no direct relationship between self-confidence and parents' couple intimacy. However, self-esteem and parents' couple intimacy were significantly related, indicating that self-esteem and self-confidence are different. As demonstrated by the hypotheses, the relationship of self-esteem and self-confidence is significant. In particular, self-esteem is more significant than self-confidence in this study. The relationship of self-esteem and parents' couple intimacy, and self-esteem and self-confidence, were accepted. It indicated that self-esteem and self-confidence are very similar but they have different ripple effects. This study aims to examine coping conduct problems, self-confidence, and self-esteem of students in Korea. Results of the study also gave information about the general information relating to the self-esteem of 1st to 12th grade students. The results produced evidence for the obvious correlations between coping behaviours, and self-esteem as well. This data will help counsellors and educators recognise their students' difficulties when they practice in counselling settings and identify how to help students use their counselling more proficiently.

Keywords: self-esteem; self-confidence; conduct (behavioural) problems; parents' couple intimacy; HTP drawing test; adolescents; children; counselling; education; family relationship; parenting.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2018.089455

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2018 Vol.17 No.1/2, pp.140 - 154

Received: 09 Apr 2015
Accepted: 01 Apr 2016

Published online: 18 Jan 2018 *

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