DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.6.1313

The Effects of a 10-Week Interpersonal Relationships Intervention on Self-Esteem in College Students

Yan Chen


To investigate the effects of a 10-week interpersonal relationships intervention on perceived self-esteem and interpersonal relationships in College Students. We carried out a 10-week intervention study in a population sample of 112 College Students aged 9-12 years in Beijing (China) in 2012-2013. We randomly assigned the students at baseline in the intervention and control group. We assessed the variables overall self-esteem, social self-esteem, family self-esteem, and educational self-esteem by the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (CSEI) and the variable interpersonal relationships by the questionnaire the Interpersonal Relationship. As expected, the variables significantly increased in the intervention group at end of intervention and follow-up, but non-significant in the control group. A 10-week interpersonal relationships intervention can protect College Students with 3, 4, and 5th grade from a decrease in perceived self-esteem during the interaction with peers.


Interpersonal Relationships, Self-Esteem, College Students, Intervention

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