Volume 14 No 2 (2022): International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

SELF-ESTEEM AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO PSYCHOLOGICAL REACTANCE AMONG BEGGARS IN THE CAPITAL, BAGHDAD


Dr.Nahidh Moosa Telfah

DOI: 10.9756/INT-JECSE/V14I2.008

Keywords: Self-Esteem, Psychological Reactance, Beggars


Abstract

The current study aimed to find the relationship between self-esteem and psychological Reactance for a sample of beggars in the capital, Baghdad, and then to find out which types of self-esteem are more predictive of psychological Reactance, as the sample consisted of (240) beggars, and the results were: The presence of a statistically significant correlation relationship at a significant level (0.01). It is of the negative type between total self-esteem and total psychological Reactance, as the value of the correlation coefficient reached (-0.30), which indicates the existence of an inverse correlation in the sense that the higher the self-esteem, the lower the psychological Reactance behavior and vice versa. The study also included determining three levels of self-esteem, which are societal self-esteem, family self-esteem, and comradeship self-esteem (friends). The results showed that community self-esteem is more contributing to predicting the behavior of psychological rebellion than the other levels, because of the individual who realizes that he is unacceptable in the social group to which he belongs, he values himself lowly and tends to Reactance. The study presented several recommendations, including: Caring for the family and educating it on a permanent basis to fulfill its responsibility towards children by following the correct methods in education based on friendliness and tenderness and emotional warmth that is far from violence, to develop a positive spirit and high self-esteem, address poverty and unemployment to block the path to the abuse of begging under the pretext of poverty.

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