Physical child abuse, depression and self-esteem among adolescents
MetadataShow full item record
Many adolescents are still thought to face alternating levels of self-esteem and this has been attributed to the physical child abuse of their parents or guardians, the high levels of depression all leading to lack of high self-esteem. This research set out to examine the relationship between physical child abuse, depression and self-esteem among the adolescents. A correlational study design that is quantitative and descriptive was adopted to establish the relationship between the variables. A total of 100 respondents, both male and female participated in the study. Data collected was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), where Pearson Correlation Coefficient (r) was used to test the significance of the hypotheses. The study revealed that there is no significant relationship between physical child abuse and self-esteem; the study also revealed that there was a significant relationship between physical child abuse and depression. The study further showed that depression and self-esteem and have no significant relationship.