Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Social Science, Humanities and Education
The Relationship between Self-esteem and Social Media Engagement of College Students:The Mediation Role of Social Intelligence
Ulwiyyah and Yan Wu
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) completing the questionnaires. Scales of The 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 direct relationship between self-esteem and social media engagement, however there was indirect relationship of self-esteem on social media engagement through social intelligence. Age also moderated social intelligence and there was interaction effect between gender and social intelligence.
Keywords: social intelligence, self-esteem, social media engagement.