Self-esteem, depression and coping strategies of adolescents in Wakiso
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The study was carried out to investigate whether there is a significant relationship between Self Esteem, Depression and Coping Strategies among Adolescents in Kampala District. The specific objective of the study was to examine the significant relationship between Self Esteem, Depression and copying strategies among adolescents in Kampala District. The study was expected to have 100 respondents who were randomly selected from S.4 and S.6 classes at Makerere college school. Self-administered questionnaires were used in data collection process the data was then be analyzed using the Statistical Software Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Pearson’s product moment correlation coefficient was used to determine the significance of the relationships among variable. The findings showed that there is no significant relationship between depression and self esteem among adolescents(r=-.066, P=.43). Furthermore the findings concluded that there is no significant relationship between self-esteem and Coping Strategies among adolescents (r=.154, P=.111). The findings also concluded that there is a significant relationship between depression and Coping Strategies among adolescents(r =.234*, P=.011). But it was recommended that the Government, policy makers and civil society organizations need to craft appropriate programs that address the causes of depression and self esteem among adolescents while promoting awareness about coping strategies among young people and how to deal with mental problems most especially among adolescents.