Self-esteem, depression and coping strategies of adolescents in Kampala District
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The study was carried out to investigate the relationship between self-esteem, depression and coping strategies of adolescents in Kampala District. The general objective of the study was to determine the relationship between self-esteem, depression and coping strategies of adolescents in Kampala District The study had 109 respondents who were randomly selected from both senior four and six classes at Makerere College School, Kampala. Self-administered questionnaires were used in data collection process; the data was analyzed using the Statistical Software Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used determine the significance of the relationships among variables. The results revealed that there is a significant relationship there is no significant relationship between self-esteem and depression among adolescents among adolescents. The results of the study further indicated that there is no significant relationship between is a significant relationship between depression and coping strategies among adolescents among adolescents. Finally, the study revealed that there is a significant relationship between self-esteem and coping strategies among adolescents. The study recommended that mentorship programs by school counselors, parent, and community elders need to be provided to adolescents so as to adopt a favorable culture of being equipped with coping skills and strategies for example communication skills, social support to boost their self- esteem, confidence to enable them face challenges in life positively about making decisions.