Title

The relationship between the time spent on social media and the self-esteem levels of first year medical students of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute of Academic Year 2015-2016

Date of Completion

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community Medicine

Keywords

Social Media, Self-Esteen

Abstract

Analytic and cross-sectional design was used in the study where a total of 36 medical students were included using simple random sampling. A self-administered questionnaire was utilized which consisted of two parts. The first part elicited the sociodemographic profile of the respondents and the second part utilized the Rosenburg Self-esteem Scale to measure the self-esteem levels of the respondents. Chi-square test was used for data analysis. Seven (7) of which were classified with a low self-esteem level and 29 of which are classified with a high self-esteem level. Five (5) students responded with spending an above average or more than 10 hours spent on social media and 31 students responded with spending a below average or below 10 hours time on social media. Prevalence ratio with a 95% confidence interval revealed that the time spent on social media had a statistically significant relationship to the self-esteem levels of the students. Furthermore, the statistics were confirmed using a Chi-Square test and yielded the same statistically significant result. The study concluded that there was a significant relationship between the time spent on social media and the self-esteem levels of first year medical students of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute of Academic Year 2015-2016.

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