Relationship between Self-Esteem, Jealousy and Anger in Emerging Adults


  • Ayesha Farooq
  • Shazia Irfan
  • Sehrish Farooq



Self-esteem, Jealousy, Anger, Emerging Adults


The present cross-sectional study explored the relationship between self-esteem, jealousy and anger in young adults. Researchers hypothesized that self-esteem would be negatively correlated with jealousy and anger; jealousy and anger will be positively related to each other. Low self- esteem was proposed as a predictor of jealousy and anger. A convenient sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 200 young adults (M= 100, W=100). Correlation analysis, simple linear regression and t-test were used. As per results, self-esteem was negatively related to jealousy and anger. Jealousy was positively related to anger. Low Self-esteem significantly predicted jealousy and anger. Furthermore, significant differences in self-esteem were observed for both genders as women scored higher for self-esteem but no significant differences were found on jealousy and anger. Also, significant differences in the family system for self-esteem and jealousy were found. Participants who belonged to the joint family system scored high on jealousy, whereas those from the nuclear family were high on self-esteem. Study implications are discussed with its application in clinical, counselling, educational and domestic settings.