Family EnvironmentFamilyis the primary unit Members of the family lives together. The Family environmentis most important to become a person to include in society.
It has so many functionsto develop of its members, their security and welfare. Therefore an individualis taken care by the family. Family environment is a unique thing each family madea different individual in a different perspective.Family environment is effected by so manyfactors like marital association between parents, members of the family, Socio-economicstatus of family, religion, place of living of the family i.e, rural, urban. Self-esteemCoopersmithdefined self-esteem as a subjective judgement of worth, expressed in arelatively enduring evaluative attitude to the self as an object. Analogous toCoopersmith (1967), and surveying a similar age-group, Rosenberg (1979) alsoviewed self-esteem as an attitude and as an expression of worthiness. Significance of the Study: Self-esteem ranks among the most importantaspects of self-development because of evaluations of our own competenciesaffect emotional experiences, future behavior and long term adjustment.
Influences on self-esteem across the age could be gender, culture and mostimportant is family environment. Children, adolescents and youngsters whoseparents are warm, and accepting and who provide reasonable expectations formature behavior feel especially good about themselves. Warm, positiverelationship and sensitive bonding between parents and siblings, healthyenvironment and systematic maintenance of family environment, culture andclimate provide a strong base for the structure of self-building that getselevated by healthy self-esteem. Hence the present study has been taken up toassess the family environment and self-esteem of PG students and the effect offamily environment on their self -esteem. Since the healthy development ofself-esteem is highly essential for well adjustment, stable, sociablerelationships and conscientiousness and the magnificent role a family plays inthis, the research is highly essential.