WALKING IN YOUR LIGHT ORSHADOW?Parasocial Relationships with MediaPersonae and the Self-Esteem ofthe Filipino Youth ESPARES| LUALHATI | PEDDY| SUBIDO
ProposalParticipants• Pretest and Setting - 20 participants, ranging between the ages of 15- 21 and residing in Metro Manila - Administration of the scales (API, Basic Ratings, RSES, IOS + MNT) in rooms provided by the school - Interview the top 5% in the API Scale• Actual Procedure - 200 participants, aged between 15 – 21 (100 male/ 100 female), and residing in Metro Manila - Administration of scales (API, basic ratings, RSES, ISOS + MNT) in rooms provided by the school - Interview the top 10% in the API Scale
Participants and SettingActual• Pretest #1 ▫ 6 participants ▫ Orientation and administration of the scales ▫ Setting: areas convenient and comfortable for the participants• Pretest #2 ▫ 19 Participants from Miriam College ▫ 21 Participants from St. Jude College ▫ Orientation and administration of the scales ▫ Setting: Classroom
• Pretest #1Instruments ▫ Basic ratings, API, RSES, and ISOS ▫ Pretest was immediately stopped after 6 participants ▫ Revisions (Post-Pretest) Adapted API scale Edited demographic profile Edited orientation/instructions Rearrangement of the scales
• Pretest #2 ▫ In Miriam College Basic ratings, adapted API, RSES, and ISOS Reliability (N=19): API: 0.9 RSES: 0.7 Basic ratings and ISOS do not require reliability values. Revisions (Post-Pretest) Remove the basic ratings (screening questions) Rearrangement of the scales
▫ In St. Jude College Adapted API, ISOS, RSES scales were administered. Reliability (N=21) adapted API: 0.888 RSES: 0.779 ISOS does not require reliability values.▫ Over-all reliability of scales (N=40) adapted API: 0.915 RSES: 0.774 ISOS does not require reliability values
Data GatheringRevisions:• Instructions will be given before proceeding to each test.• Time will be allotted for all the participants to finish all the items of the scales.• Two researchers will go around to entertain questions.• Explanations will be done in both English and Filipino.• There will be a Filipino translation of the instructions.
• Hindrances:Reflections on Data Gathering the ▫ Some of the participants were inattentive during orientation ▫ Instructions for the ISOS+MNT were too complicated ▫ Some participants were uncomfortable with the English instructions• Things we need to improve on: ▫ Assertiveness ▫ Mastery of English and Filipino ▫ Alertness, efficiency and speed
Revised Timeline• August 1: Follow up of letters sent to schools for actual test and interview requests for pretest.• August 2: Interview with the participants, sending more letters to other schools• August 3: Follow up on letters• August 6- 15: Conducting actual tests, interviews
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