Self-Awareness in College Students: A Systematic Literature Review

Main Article Content

B. Padma Priya, P. Nivenitha


Background: Recently, self-awareness has drawn attention in educational settings due to its benefits for improving students' health. The purpose of this systematic literature review is to offer a fairly representative state-of-the-art of the most recent research on the self-awareness of college students topic, in order to highlight the successes made to date, the outstanding issues, and the challenges that still need to be resolved.

Objective:In order to create a quantitative summary of self-awareness among college students in the literature, this study analysed published studies and abstracts. There have been various studies done on the hindrances impede self-awareness but there has been very limited research done in college students and what can be done to improve them. This article will aid in examining the research gap in this field and offer suggestions for future study areas.

Method: Compiled studies on self-awareness in college students' academic lives and investigated how self-awareness is cultivated and incorporated in educational settings. The 31 studies that have been chosen as primary studies from 144 studies. These students were analyzed from multiple perspectives, such as aspects, types, and approaches amongst them.

Study design: Examined every piece of published research on this literature from the Research gate, ACM Digital library, PubMed, Sciencegate and Taylor & Francis Group, literature search engine since 2015.

Results: Findings have demonstrated that students in educational environments that display erratic and unpredictable behaviour have benefited from self-awareness. It endows with the capacity to shape results. Self-awareness in college students aids in making wiser decisions, bring greater clarity and intention, also boosts self-confidence and liberates from presumptions and prejudices. There is no universally accepted definition of self-awareness, despite recent attempts to define it in college students. Analysis showed that gaining self-knowledge and insight to support personal development is an objective of self-awareness. However, it is generally advised that education settings focus more on encouraging self-awareness when developing the curriculum or supplementary services offered to students.

Conclusion: According to a survey, self-awareness is still a developing skill for college students. But there is a growing interest in using self-awareness as a basis for better arguments, which will help the students to become more self-aware, modify their lifestyles, and improve their health. There are many unresolved issues and unanswered questions that outline potential study avenues.Self-aware students are capable of managing stress, forging bonds with others, and exhibiting dependability, flexibility, and self-assurance. Still, as far as dynamic knowledge management is concerned, there are still a great deal of unresolved problems.Giving students chances to get involved with careers and exercises at the university level is necessary to help them accurately establish an understanding of their profession, support young people in improving their awareness and health, and create healthier learning environments.

Article Details