Master's Theses



Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The present study examined the relation between self-esteem and frequency of use of top character strengths. Participants (N=78) completed four online surveys. One survey included questions regarding how you feel about yourself (Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale). Another asked a number of questions designed to measure your personal strengths of character (Character Strengths Survey). A third survey asked questions regarding how frequently you take the opportunity to use your character strengths (Utilization of Strengths Survey), and a fourth survey asked a number of demographic questions such as your age and classification (Demographics Survey). Results of a Pearson r indicated a significant positive correlation between the average Utilization of Strengths Survey score and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, r(77) = .239, p =.027. Thus, greater frequency of use of individuals’ top character strengths was associated with higher self-esteem.


Kaira Hayes

Date of Award

Spring 2009

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


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