Self Confidence

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CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study
Confidence is a quite a simple word, and yet, many people of all ages, races, and genders tend to have a problem with the said word. The very same word encourages us a study it’s important. Confidence is known to be important in every aspect of people’s lives, but still, many of them struggle to find it. They say our confidence is intact when we are born, but diminishes during our childhood. We lose a little of it when we make mistakes, fail, misbehave, get in trouble, feel guilty, neglect ourselves, and or do things we are ashamed of. As we all know, kids can be mean. Many of us can relate to bullied and picked on as kids, which chips away a part of our confidence. However, as an adult, we can lose more of our confidence for many reasons like being criticized by others, when we have negative people in our lives, not achieving the goals that we set for ourselves (consciously or sub-consciously). Many people will just settle with their current life and will not experience how incredibly rewarding it is to live a life filled with confidence, passion, purpose and enthusiasm because they lack the confidence and knowledge to do so. There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel better about you and to achieve more in life. Sometimes getting there is not easy and there are things that can happen along the way to make the path a lot longer and more difficult. Lack of Self-confidence is not necessarily a general characteristic, which pervades all aspects of a person’s life. Typically, individuals will have some areas of their lives where they feel quite confident, e.g. academics and athletics, while at the same time they do not feel at all confident in other areas, e.g. personal appearance and social relationships.

People who doubt their capabilities shy away from difficult tasks that they view as personal threats. They have low aspirations and weak commitment to the goals they choose to pursue. When faced with difficult tasks, they dwell on their personal deficiencies, on the obstacles they will encounter, and all kinds of adverse outcomes rather than concentrate on how to perform successfully. It is on these premises that the researchers wish to find out the levels of self-confidence of the 3rd year students of Bachelor of Science in Hotel Restaurant Management of St. Therese MTC Colleges La Fiesta Site Molo, Iloilo City for the school year 2012-2013 when they are taken as an entire group and when they are classified according to gender, monthly income of parents and section.

The nature of their course will give them opportunity to work in business establishments such as hotels and restaurants where they always interact with people from all lifestyles. It is extremely important in every aspect of their work to be self-confident since confident people inspire confidence in others, their peers, their bosses, their customers and their friends.

This study will help us realize that it is never too late to become confident and live the life we have dreamed of! With dedication and determination, confidence is an achievable skill that we all deserve to be happy and successful.

Statement of the Problem
The problem of the study was focused on the level of self-confidence among the 3rd year students of Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management of St. Therese MTC-Colleges, La Fiesta Site, Molo, Iloilo City. Specifically, the study aims to answer the following questions: 1. Do the students possess a certain level of self-confidence? 2. What is the level of self-confidence among the 3rd year BSHRM Students of St. Therese MTC-colleges La Fiesta Site Molo, Iloilo City when taken as a whole group and when they classified according to Gender, Monthly Income of Parents, Section. 3. Are there significant differences in the level of self-confidence among the 3rd BSHRM of St. Therese MTC-Colleges, La Fiesta Site, Molo, Iloilo City when taken as an entire group...
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