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SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT: ITS RELATION TO THE PSYCHOSOCIAL ATTRIBUTES OF SELECTED JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Volume: 104  ,  Issue: 1 , July    Published Date: 15 July 2022
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 66  ,  Download: 31 , Pages: 1139 - 1160    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1001041720223613

Authors

# Author Name
1 ALYSSA P. RUIZ
2 MA. VICTORIA A. CABIGAN, EdD

Abstract

This study entitled Social Media Engagement: Its relation to the Psychosocial Attributes of Selected Junior High School Students was conducted to specifically answer the following questions: What is the status of Social Media Engagement as to; Social Media Platform; Social Media Content; and Screentime? What is the level of psychosocial attributes in terms of Interpersonal Relationship; Life Satisfaction; Online Socialization; and Social Interaction? Is there a significant relationship between social media engagement and psychosocial attributes of selected junior high school students of Masico National High School? Based on the data gathered, the findings of the study were as follows: (1) the status of social media engagement as to social media platform, social media content and screentime were generally high, this means that students are using different social media platforms that are educational and value their privacy, also, they are very cautious on what they will post or follow online and they set limit on using different mobile devices; (2) the level of psychosocial attributes in terms of interpersonal relationship was high while in terms of life satisfaction, online socialization and social interaction were very high, this means that students build strong relationship within their peers with the use of social media. They collaborate and work together. Also, students use social media to be motivated and have a positive outlook in life. They communicate but with limitations and valuing one’s privacy; and (3) the result revealed that social media engagement has a significant relationship to the psychosocial attributes of selected junior high school students, this means that by using different social media platform, students develop a strong interpersonal relationship through continuous communication. Students choose contents that will motivate and help them grow as a person. Social media exposure greatly influences different aspects of students’ lives. Based on the findings, social media engagement as to social media platform, social media content and screentime have a significant relationship to the psychosocial attributes of selected junior high school students in terms of interpersonal relationship, life satisfaction, online socialization and social interaction. Therefore, the null hypothesis stating that “Social media engagement has no significant relation to the psychosocial attributes of selected junior high school students” was rejected. In view of the findings and conclusion of the study, the researcher recommends that teachers of Masico National High School may integrate the use of different social media platforms that promotes learning. There are a lot of social media platforms that are intended for learning and fun for the students to explore.

Keywords

  • social media
  • psychosocial attribute
  • content
  • screentime
  • platform