The Relationship between Self-esteemand Social Media Engagement of College Students: The Mediation Role of Social Intelligence

Proceedings of ‏The 3rd International Conference on Social Science, Humanities and Education

The Relationship between Self-esteemand Social Media Engagement of College Students: The Mediation Role of Social Intelligence

Ulwiyyah
Yan Wu

ABSTRACT:

This study investigates the relationship between self-esteem and social media engagement of college students in Indonesia through mediator role of social intelligence.157 undergraduate students participated (75 male, 81 female) completingthe questionnaires. Scales ofThe Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RESE), The Social Media Engagement Questionnaire (SMEQ), and The Tromso Social Intelligence Scale (TSIS) were translated into Indonesian language. The results indicated that there was no directrelationship between self-esteemand social media engagement, however there was indirect relationshipof self-esteemon social media engagementthrough social intelligence. Agealso moderated social intelligenceandthere was interaction effect between gender and social intelligence.

Keywords : social intelligence, self-esteem, social media engagement

Ulwiyyah
Northeast Normal University, China
Yan Wu
Northeast Normal University, China

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