Emotional Intelligence as a Correlate of the Selfie and Groufie Behavior of the Students of the University of the Immaculate Conception

Cedmer Author dela Cruz, Louraine Mae Manligoy, Raifrranktin Ogatis, Francis Kenneth Canono

Abstract


Selfie/groufie are pictures taken by oneself or with others using a camera or smartphones which might be posted on various social networking sites. This investigation determined the level of emotional intelligence and selfie/groufie of the students of the University of the Immaculate Conception (UIC). The investigation made use of descriptive-correlation and descriptive-comparative research designs using a researcher-made questionnaire (α = .928). A total of 100 respondents were involved in the study chosen through a purposive sampling technique. Only those who are particularly engaged into taking and posting selfie/ groufie and aging from 16 years old and up were selected as respondents. The result reveals that the level of emotional intelligence in terms of selfawareness, self-managing emotion, self-motivation, empathy, social skills is high.This implies that students has a high level of self-control or effectively manage to stay composed and poised even in stressful situations, that they are driven and focused, they can understand a given situation and knows how to relate to others. Furthermore, the level of attitude on selfie/groufie of the students is average which means that they use selfies minimally however they engage in using technology to dispose themselves. The males have a higher level of emotional intelligence and that the level of emotional intelligence of the students has significant relationship with their behavior towards their attitude on the usage of selfie/groufie.


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