HomeAni: Letran Calamba Research Reportvol. 2 no. 1 (2015)


Shiela Anne U. Olazo | Raiza Marie E. Limpiada | Cherry Ann Marie H. Espelita

Discipline: Communications



 The study was conducted to explore and construct meanings from women’s Instagram images and perceive their different self representations. Represented participants (RPs) comprised of women aged 20 to 40 who came from different fields. Images analyzed came from three categories: a selfie or self-portrait, image with a group, and image in different events.

Researchers used exploratory research design and qualitative method. Purposive sampling was used to determine represented participants who were involved in the study. With the aid of the theories namely Visual Social Semiotics, Systemic Functional Linguistics and Subjective Reality and three phase analysis, the researchers came up with the different self-representations of women: social meanings, and social perspectives of women in Instagram.