Social support, self-esteem and substance abuse among adolescents
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The study aimed at establishing the relationship between social support, self-esteem and substance abuse among adolescents. The study targeted 92 adolescents, 53 males and 39 females aged aged 12-19years from Katanga slums and a qualitative research design; correlational method was adopted to establish the relationship between the variables. A constructed self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from the 92 respondents. Collected data was analyzed using Statistical package for social sciences (SPSS Version, 24) and Pearson Correlation Coefficient (r) was used to test the level of significance of the hypotheses. Results showed that there is no significant relationship between social support and self-esteem (r = -.204 and p >0.05), self-esteem and substance abuse are also no significantly related (r = .013, p>0.05), Results also revealed that Substance abuse is significantly related to social support among adolescents.