Stress, depression and self-esteem among school gong adolescents in Kampala District.
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The study was carried out to investigate whether there is a significant relationship between Stress, Depression and Self-esteem among school-going adolescents. The specific objective of the study was to examine the significant relationship between Stress, Depression and Self-esteem among school-going adolescents. The study was expected to have 100 respondents who were randomly selected from different classes at Old Kampala Secondary. 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 Stress and Self-esteem are not insignificantly related (p=.104 at r=-.163) furthermore the findings showed that Stress and Depression are positively and significantly related (r=.307, P=.002). However, findings show that Self-esteem and Depression are insignificantly related (P=-.411, r=-.000). But it was recommended that the Government, policy makers and civil society organizations need to craft appropriate programs that address the causes of depression among adolescents while promoting awareness about the dangers of stress today and how to deal with such mental problems most especially among youths.