Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


self-esteem, young adults, body image


This study used a quantitative, non-experimental descriptive method to determine the respondents' comprehension to the effects of body image to their self-esteem with regard to their profile: age, gender, year level and socioeconomic status. The study used a questionnaire as the instrument for data gathering. The questionnaire was adopted modified from Leary's fear of negative evaluation scale by Mark Leary and Rosenberg's self-esteem tool by Morris Rosenberg. To obtain data from respondents, the researchers facilitated the non-probability sampling design. Frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test and ANOVA test were employed in the statistical treatment of data gathered. The following statements were the conclusions of the findings of the research study: 1) Majority of the nursing students from De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute were 19-23 years old, female, from first year level and having a socioeconomic status of Php250,000 and above; 2) The nursing students from De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute have low-self-esteem; 3) The perception of effects of body image to young adult's self-esteem of the respondents were the same regardless of their age, gender, and socioeconomic status but when the respondents were grouped according to year level there were significant differences.

First Advisor

Daisy H. Alberto