Self-Monitoring Effects on Self-Esteem Essay
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).
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.
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