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Purpose: This study was to identify the nursing students' self-esteem and social anxiety to provide the data for their interpersonal relations. Method: The subjects of study were the 433 nursing students of the junior colleges around a city and a province, Korea. The data were collected from Dec. 7 to Jun. 9, 2006. The instrument for the study was questionnaire consisted on the general characteristics, Interaction Anxiousness Scale by Leary, and Rosenberg's self-esteem scale by Rosenberg. Result: The results of this research were as follows : The mean scores of self-esteem and social anxiety were respectively 28.65 and 38.38. The correlation between self-esteem and social anxiety was shown the significantly negative correlation(r=-.286, p=.000). According to the general characteristics, there were shown the significant differences in grades and ages in self-esteem. There were shown the significant differences in grades, types of next stage of education, and religions in social anxiety. Conclusion: The results of this study could be attributed to improve the interrelationship of nursing students because self-esteem and social anxiety are essential in building and maintaining the desirable personal relations.