...The Effects of Self-Esteem on Student Success
Central Michigan University
CED 502 Student Development in Higher Education
Mr. John Laliberté
In today’s’ society, success is often measured by academic and professional achievement. Higher education provides more opportunity and freedom. Statistics verify that generally, the more highly educated have higher earnings and there is a significant difference between wages earned by employees with College degrees and those without. Higher education is often perceived as a means to a ‘better life’ .Though many recognize the benefits of higher education, the rate at which students leave in their first year of College is still very high. Students leave their first year of College for a number of reasons, ranging from financial issues to feelings of inadequacy. Though some of these reasons are beyond the scope of the institution, certain factors may be preventable. Regardless of which factor or factors keeps the student from completing his College education, ‘support’ is the key issue. This paper focuses on the effect emotional and social factors, more specifically self-perception and self-esteem have on academic success and the steps/iuo5
&}; higher education institutions can take in order to insure student well-being and retention.
Studies (Leafgran, 1989) have suggested that emotionally and socially healthy students are...
...Whether you and your college-bound classmates are heading to a research university across the country or a small liberal arts college just up the road, it’s exciting (and potentially a bit intimidating) to think about a completely new academic environment.
Accordingly, we have compiled some advice to help guide your success in the next phase of your life. We’ve distilled some of our own experiences from working at high schools and colleges, along with some of the feedback we’ve received from college students, to give you the essence of what you need to be successful over the next four years.
Combine these suggestions with your ability and best efforts, and you will succeed brilliantly over the next four years. We wish you the best of luck.A college education is a classic process-versus-product paradigm. Plenty of students complain about their work or obsess about their G.P.A., but that’s just wasted energy and time. Don’t get caught up in any academic ennui. Instead, focus on your assignments, papers and projects for their intrinsic learning value; the grades will come naturallyUnless you have a spartan single and concentration powers of steel, your room is the worst place to study because of the comfort and the distractions.
Given the realities of dorm life, it’s far too easy to wander across the hall and talk to your neighbor, or to have Facebook on while you glance back and forth from your book to the screen.
Find a spot that works for you, and...
What is success? The definition of success is very personal and will be different for everyone. Success is something accomplished over time. Over this course of time you gain knowledge and endure obstacles with patients and hardship. It's all about how hard you try in your life, even if you have failed, your struggle to strive for success is so great you will feel no remorse. Success is partly the attainment of a steady pay check that allows you to afford your life style. Moreover success is something that is more than just a goal in life. You may have everything but still not be happy or satisfied. Success is your pay check because that is what makes you happy, and that is what makes you who you want to be. You have got to ask yourself what you want to be when you grow up.
There is a relatively close relationship between happiness and being successful. Successful is when a guy saying “I want to have it the easy way in my future, I want to be successful” and actually accomplishes it.
Imagine sitting on a park bench watching the people pass by. A petite woman walks by on her cell phone. She is dressed for business in the finest apparel but her hectic day at work is shown on her face. She then reaches in her purse for her keys to her Mercedes-Benz; she is going to her apartment where nobody will be there to greet her. Shortly after a man walks by in...
...Do you know someone rich and famous? Is he confident, popular, and joyful all of the time—the epitome of mainstream success? Or, on the other hand, is he stressed, having second thoughts about his life choices, and unsure about the meaning of his life? I am willing to be that it is the second one. Mainstream marketing and media have effectively brainwashed our society into accepting a false, even potentially dangerous definition of success. Marketers want us to believe that having lots of money, living in a big house, and owning all of the latest cars, fashions, and technology is the key to happiness, and hence, success. This overstated, falsely advertised myth is hardly ever the case in real life. True success requires respect, appreciation, integrity, and patience—all of which are traits that by human nature are genuinely difficult to attain—especially in the face of modern marketers who relentlessly deceive us, control our thoughts, and usurp our independence in order to increase their bottom line.
Marketers want us to believe that living a selfish life, involving nothing but the pursuit of money and fame will bring success and happiness. Sadly, this is not true. Money is comparable to the often-mentioned new toy—fun while it is brand new and fresh, but terribly boring and unexciting after a few hours of play. Though money can buy conveniences and comforts, one needs much more than superficial...
How is one supposed to define the word success, when the definition of success supposedly varies from person to person? One may let their wealth and riches define their success, while another would view his/ her life as being a success just so long as their family was happy and healthy. With all of the different varying opinions in this world, one is not able to set a finite definition for success. For this reason, it makes it very difficult to judge as to whether or not Gilgamesh lived a successful life.
Gilgamesh was a tortured soul. Being 2/3 God and 1/3 human can make it difficult to truly understand where you fit in in the world. This was one of the reasons he was such a difficult person, always causing trouble. “I alone rule, supreme among mankind” (Mitchell, 72). We can see from this quote that he’s secluded himself off from everyone. By saying, “I alone rule”, he doesn’t see himself being able to hold a relationship with anyone; he won’t allow anyone to enter his life.
The only man to ever become a part of Gilgamesh’s life was Enkidu. Enkidu, being 2/3 animal and 1/3 human, had many similarities to Gilgamesh, and because of this they formed a brotherly bond. They were each other’s better halves. Because of their love for one another, Enkidu evolved from a wild man into a noble one, their friendship also changed Gilgamesh from a bully and a tyrant into an exemplary...
...Success = Life
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” This quote said by Thomas Jefferson basically means that a person with positive thinking would succeed more than a person with negative thinking. I personally agree with this quote because I myself have many goals that I want to achieve in my life such as becoming a Police Officer. I have been taking the educational path and attending college to achieve my goal. My overall goal in being a Police Officer will have to take several paths before reaching my final destination.
To become a Police Officer it takes motivation, attitude, and courage, just like any other goal in a person’s life. Becoming a Police Officer is one of my long-term goals that I want to accomplished because I would like to help others make the world a better and safer place that we live in. Another reason why I want to achieve this goal is because, I want to be able to have a stabled salary to support my family in the future. The first step that I have taken towards this goal, is being able to think before my actions, and not get into any trouble. My second step to becoming a police officer is going to college and studying Criminal Justice. Another way I can achieve this goal is by being a positive citizen in my community by continuing to help others. That leads into being respectful. Being a respectful person will help me...
...different strategies to work out the problem. Never giving up is the hallmark of leaders and they without this key would never be able to bring a certain positive change. Best example that I can remember is of Nelson Mandela, the first democratically elected African president, who spent his 27 years of life in prison. All these years in exile, neither he gave up, and nor he developed a nature of revenge. Instead he thought about changing the society in positive way, got out from prison, served as president of South Africa and developed his nation.
In a road to positive change, an ideal leader never forgets to give credits to those people who helped him in his journey. This is something which explains the last key i.e. “lift others up”. Sharing success, giving credits, thanking people is the essential part of leadership. This ultimately helps in building support and you have an already achieved support for any future positive change. Instead, you are earning the support. This can be done by giving back, making others involved, sharing the part of achievement, elevating them to their importance and making them realising that they are also an integral part of a positive change.
I was always so inquisitive to know how the leaders and politicians are able to gather so many people around them and work towards a positive change. After watching and analysing the Kenter’s speech, I got to know that all one has to do is to follow these steps and inculcate these in...
Do you know someone rich and famous? Is he confident, popular, and cheerful all of the time? Or, on the other hand, is he stressed, having second thoughts about his life choices, and unsure about the meaning of his life? I'm sure he is uncertain. Advertising, marketing and media have effectively brainwashed our society into accepting a false, even potentially dangerous definition of success. Marketers want us to believe that having lots of money, living in a big, fine home, and owning all of the latest cars, fashions, and technology is the key to happiness, and hence, success. This overstated, falsely myth is hardly ever the case in real life. True success requires respect, appreciation, integrity, and patience—all of which are traits that by human nature are genuinely difficult to attain—especially in the face of modern marketers who relentlessly deceive us, control our thoughts, and seize our independence in order to increase their bottom line.
Marketers want us to believe that living a selfish life, involving nothing but the pursuit of money and fame will bring success and happiness. Sadly, this is not true. Money is comparable to the often-mentioned new toy—fun while it is brand new and fresh, but terribly boring and unexciting after a few hours of play. Although money can buy conveniences and comforts, one needs much more than superficial luxuries to live a successful, well-balanced...