Enhancing Self-Esteem of Grade 12 ABM Students through Life Class Sessions
Keywords:enhancing, self-esteem, life class sessions
Self-esteem refers to self-worth, which is a feeling of respect for oneself and how an individual feels about themselves. This study aims to help the Grade 12 Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM)students to develop high self-esteem to can perform better whether in school or outside the school without fear and hesitations that they cannot do better. Many of the students did not develop high self-esteem because of different factors around them, such as family, school, community, and media/social media. The researchers’ aimed to conduct life class sessions discussing self-esteem, how it develops, and how it can be helpful for the students in reaching their academic success. This study used the survey method because it is one of the most convenient ways of gathering data. The research design used by the researchers in this study was descriptive research design. The respondents of the study were 50Grade 12 ABM students with low self-esteem that were selected through purposive sampling. Based on the results of the study, life class sessions improved the self-esteem of Grade 12 students and effectively helped them to become more motivated and develop good self-worth, self-trust,and self-esteem. Life class session helps the students to develop a right perception about themselves and how to perform better in their class. To effectively address the factors affecting the self-esteem of Grade 12 students, the researchers recommended the following. (1) Social factors –Students should filter what they received from other people and their environment. They should limit the use of social media and watching shows affecting their self-esteem. Students should also surround themselves with people who will encourage, motivate, and inspire them to do better and trust their selves. (2) Family background –Parents should orient their children how they perceived their self-esteem and self-worth regardless of the socioeconomic status and educational background of parents and siblings to encourage them to study hard and do better despite having low or high socioeconomic status.