Statistics Colloquium
September 9 (Fri) 11 a.m.
Alavi Commons Room, 6625 Everett Tower

Self Esteem and Some of Its Contributing Factors

Robert Wayne McNutt
Western Michigan University

Self esteem, defined as one's self-confidence and satisfaction, greatly affects an individual’s choices and actions and is influenced by many factors, differing from person to person. Using data from the Journal of Social Psychology, we employ a log linear model to look at the response variable of self esteem, with levels of either "high" or "low" and how it is associated with predictors of gender (male or female), cumulative grade point average ("high" or "low") and race ("black" or "white"). In addition, we derive a logit model for the odds of "high" self esteem to gain further insight into these associations.

All statistics students are expected to attend.


Department of Statistics
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