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Self-Monitoring Effects on Self-Esteem

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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 individuals. In addition to that, two variables have negative correlation; self-monitoring and self-esteem are inversely related.

Review of Related Literature
Many studies regarding self-monitoring have been done in order to show the effects of which in other factors. In this study we assessed the effect of self-monitoring with self-esteem. The chronic feelings of higher or lower self-esteem influence one’s interpersonal beliefs and social behaviors (Cameron, 2010). It was said that ones self esteem has an effect on the person’s self-esteem, which affects their tasks. According to Cameron (2000), self-esteem acts as a personal guiding system influencing a person’s motivation and behavior. It was according to the study that people who has high self-esteem and low self-esteem affects one performance. People who are high self-monitored tend to have low self-esteem and people who are low self-monitored tend to have a high self esteem. For someone who is high in self-monitoring as usually and more often the ones who possess low self-esteem. They tend do and use power to act because of their very low self-esteem and confidence. High self-monitors react more in social contexts than those who are low self-monitors (Berscheid, Graziano,...