Self-esteem “can play an important role
in your motivation and success throughout your life” (Cherry, 2017). It could
be a tool for achieving one’s ambition in life. In psychological studies
self-esteem is used to illustrate a person’s overall sense of personal value.
Self- esteem is self-framework or self- worth; it is building of one’s self.
Doing well at building one’s self will result to high self-esteem. High
self-esteem means higher probability of having higher achievements even
academic achievements in school.
for Regier (n.d.), she stated that the academic success of the students is very
important because it is strongly linked to the positive outcomes people value.
Those people, who are academically successful, are more likely to be employed.
Academic achievement has always been a part of the educational culture. It is
the accomplishment attained by a person as the result of a good performance in
Sisters of Mary School-Boystown Inc., Tungkop, Minglanilla, Cebu is one of the
schools that offers free boarding and shelter to the poor, especially the
children. This institution caters thousands of poor youth whom their parents
can’t afford to provide them a good education. Also, this school provides the
needs of their studies especially the facilities for the students to enhance
their skills and the students are encouraged to maintain very satisfactory
grades. The school does their best to give their incomparable support to help
the students have their higher academic achievement. These academic achievements are the effects
of their self-esteem. They have this self-framework that made them possible to
attain their individual achievements.
The researchers used the comparative study that aimed to
compare the level of self-esteem of the high performing and low performing students
in Filipino subject. The researchers aimed to compare the level of self-esteem
of the high performing and low performing students in order to determine the
significance of the self-esteem and the researchers used the current Filipino
grades of the students because it is the subject that has involved in many
activities and performance task that needs a great self-esteem in order to get
a satisfactory performance that would reflect the grades of the students.
This research wanted to know if self-esteem influences
the student’s academic achievements. This research would also enable the
administrators realize the performance of the students in terms of their self-esteem.
The teachers and mother-sisters would gain knowledge on how important
self-esteem does to the students so that they can help their students.