HomePsychology and Education: A Multidisciplinary Journalvol. 7 no. 4 (2023)

Celebrity Admiration and Its Relationship to the Self-Esteem of Filipino Male Teenagers

Ann Jesamine Dianito | Jayfree Chavez | Rhanarie Angela Ranis | Brent Oliver Cinco | Trizhia Mae Alvez | Nhasus Ilano | Amor Artiola | Wenifreda Templonuevo | Jhoselle Tus

Discipline: Education



Fan culture has grown immensely over the past few years. People are constantly looking up to celebrities and personalities as role models for their fashion, identity, and success. During the stage of adolescence, it is normal for teenagers to admire well- known people and form fan attachments as part of their identity formation. However, this admiration of a specific media figure can be associated with one's personality, cognitive processes, and psychological well-being. Thus, the current study aims to investigate the correlation between celebrity admiration and the self-esteem of 238 Filipino male teenagers. The research instruments, namely Celebrity Attitude Scale (CAS) and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) were both utilized through google forms. Results have shown high scores on celebrity admiration and the normal range of self-esteem of the participants. Using Pearson’s r correlation coefficient, it was found that celebrity admiration and self-esteem of Filipino male teenagers have a significant relationship that exists in a negative direction.


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