Self-Monitoring Effects on Self-Esteem Essay

1264 Words Jun 29th, 2011 6 Pages
ABSTRACT This study examines the relationship between self-monitoring and self-esteem. 150 college students from De La Salle University, Manila participated in this study. By using Self-Monitoring Scale (SMS) and Self-Esteem Rating Scale (SERS), the participants were asked to answer these questionnaires. The ratings from the scales were used to measure participants’ self-monitoring and self-esteem. Based on the results of this study, coherent with the previous studies on the topic, it could be inferred that self-monitoring of a person whether high or low of has a significant effect on self- esteem may it be high or low. Findings show that with r = -0.92, there is a strong relationship between self-monitoring and self-esteem of …show more content…
2. To what degree is the effect of self-monitoring behavior to self-esteem?

Self-monitoring has a significant effect on the self-esteem of the individuals. Thus, high self-monitors are most likely to have low self-esteem while low self-monitors are most likely to have high self-esteem.
Definition of Terms
Self-monitoring is the individuals’ capacity to be aware of their behavior and monitoring them especially with the presence of other people.
Self-esteem is the ability to act to be motivated or dismayed in doing something. It is the person confidence about self. Self-esteem is a barometer of one’s past, present, and future perceived relational value (Anthony, 2007).
Research Design
The research design used in the experiment was a within subject design. Same group of people answered both self-monitoring and self esteem questionnaire.
A total number of 150 participants are students from different levels and colleges from De La Salle University. The age range of the participants is between 18-20 years old for both male and female and participants are gathered through random sampling.
Instruments Used
The instruments used in this research are the Self-Monitoring Scale (SMS) and the Self-Esteem Rating Scale (SERS). The self-monitoring scale is developed by Mark Snyder 1974. It is a 25-item scale which can be answered by True or False. The self-esteem rating scale is developed by Nugent and Thomas. It is a 40-item

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