Selfie and Self-Esteem

Jerald C. Moneva, Jhea A. Perolino, Sheila T. Ycong


Selfie is an image taken by them and later uploaded to social media such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and so on. Self-esteem is an important aspect of personality of the person. This study focused on why people are fond on taking selfie and posting selfie to the internet or social media networking is a factor leading to an increase individual’s self-esteem. The study supported by the Looking Glass Self theory proposed by Charles Horton Cooley. The study was conducted to gather information from students towards on how their behavior on taking selfie in order for the researcher to asses if there is an association between the “selfie and students’ self-esteem”. This study has 145 respondents from the different strands in Senior High School. The tool used on this study is checklist rating scale questionnaire to collect data and information. All the data were analyzed using chi-square. The result revealed the p value is less than to the significant level. Therefore, the result of this study revealed that the selfie habits of the students can boost self-esteem.

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