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ABSTRACT Health behaviours like substance use, sexual activity, dietary behaviours, stress response and physical activity

are often correlated to different factors such as peer pressure, family background and economic status. There are countless studies conducted that already measured the degree of relationship of Health Behaviours to those factors stated. Some researchers showed that engagement to different Health behaviours are also related to the level of self-esteem a person has. Most of these researches are conducted on western countries thus results may vary in the local setting. This study is a Quantitative Descriptive Correlation Study which aimed to determine the relationship of self-esteem and health behaviours among adolescents in Baguio City along variables which are gender, ethnicity, type of institution, and the subcategories of the health behaviours namely; Dietary Behaviours, Physical Activity, Stress Response, Substance Use and Sexual Behaviours. Respondents in this study include high-school students from both private and public schools. 400 students from both private and public schools are included in the study, 165 of them are from private schools and 235 are from public schools. Measuring the degree of relationship between self-esteem and health behaviours is obtained by the Pearson Product Moment of Correlation. The result of this study showed that there is slight to negligible correlation between self-esteem and health behaviours. The same interpretation is also obtained to the relation of self-esteem and variables. As a conclusion, there is almost negligible to slight relationship between selfesteem and health behaviours among adolescents in Baguio City, even when classified according to Dietary Behaviours, Physical Activity, Substance Use, Stress Response and Sexual Behavior. The result is not also changed when the respondents are grouped according to Gender, Ethnicity, and Type of Institution.

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