Self-esteem, depression and substance abuse among school going adolescents in Kampala district.
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The aim of this study was to examine the association between Self-Esteem, Depression and Substance Abuse among School Going Adolescents in Kampala District. The study followed the following objectives; to find out whether there is an association between Self-Esteem, Depression and Substance Abuse among School Going Adolescents in Kampala District. The study targeted 100 adolescents and a quantitative study design which employed a correlation research design method to establish the association between variables was used. A purposefully constructed self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from the 100 respondents. Collected data was analyzed using software called Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS-23) to find the level significance of the hypothesis. This was then followed by coding the responses and then data entry. After entering the data, it was cleaned up and then analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS version 23). Frequency and percentage tables were used to analyze background characteristics of respondents and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (r) was used to test the study hypotheses.