Domestic violence, depression and self-esteem among young mothers in Karamoja region
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The study aimed at finding out whether domestic violence, self-esteem and depression among young mothers in Karamoja are significantly related. Results of the study indicated a no significant relationship between domestic violence and self-esteem among young mothers; this implies that the self-esteem of young mothers does not influence their vulnerability to be domestically abused and the vice versa. However, results of the study found a significant relationship between self-esteem and depression among young mothers in the region, which implies that young mothers who are have a low self-esteem are more likely to be depressed compared to those who have a high self-esteem. Furthermore, the study indicated a significant relationship between domestic violence and depression among young mothers in Karamoja region; this implies that mothers who are domestically abused whether physically or emotionally are more at risk of developing depression compared to their counterparts.