Ego identity, self-esteem, and academic achievement among EFL learners: A relationship study

2017 IJRSET – Volume 6 Issue 1


Mohammadi, Hedieh
Imam Reza International University, Iran (

Akbari, Omid*
Imam Reza International University, Iran (


This study particularly aimed at investigating the relationships of ego identity, self-esteem and academic achievement among EFL university students. Ego identity is the core element through psychological issues and it sets social and cognitive structure of individuality. Self-esteem is a need for humans and it is effectual to achieve the wanted task. Four universities were randomly sampled. Participants were 217 students of whom 158 were females and 59 were males. The students responded to scale of the EOM-EIS and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. SPSS was run using Cronbach’s alpha and Pearson correlation coefficient were applied. The results revealed all four subscales of ego identity except for identity-foreclosure, had a significant relationship with self-esteem, and also all subscales of ego identity had significant relationship with academic achievement. And also, there was significant relationship between self-esteem and academic achievement. Consequently, ego identity and self-esteem are influential in academic achievement of the students. The current study revealed that identity achievement plays an important role in the locus of identity formation. Therefore, learners with high self-esteem revealed a sign of progress in their academic achievement.

Keywords: ego identity; self-esteem; academic achievement; EFL learners; correlation



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