Social Media Engagement and Self-Esteem Among Junior High School Students of the University of Bohol


  • Crisha Joy B. Ipong University of Bohol
  • Daven Faith S. Lacea University of Bohol
  • Nikka C. Macapinlac University of Bohol
  • Cheryl Amormarie E. Magat University of Bohol
  • Rosalen G. Nogas University of Bohol
  • Christine A. Oerba University of Bohol
  • Jewelyn T. Putong University of Bohol
  • Frances Mae C. Trabajo College of Arts and Sciences - University of Bohol



social media, engagement, self-esteem, junior high school students, social self-esteem, appearance self-esteem, performance self-esteem, descriptive–quantitative method


The scope of social media has advanced in all aspects, including the people who engage in different social media platforms. This research study aimed to explore the effects of social media on self-esteem among Grade 9 and Grade 10 Junior High School students at the University of Bohol. The study adopted a descriptive-quantitative research design, utilizing two standardized questionnaires to collect data from a diverse sample of junior high school students. The target respondents for this research were 14-16 years old, and the sample size was 163, computed with a 95% confidence interval and a ±5 margin of error. A representative sample was drawn at random to ensure inclusivity and diversity. Throughout the study, research ethics were meticulously adhered to, ensuring informed consent and confidentiality of participants' information. Ethical considerations were addressed to protect the well-being and rights of the participants. Moreover, the result showed no significant correlation between social media engagement and self-esteem.


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Author Biography

Frances Mae C. Trabajo, College of Arts and Sciences - University of Bohol

Tagbilaran City, Philippines


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