Stress, depression and coping strategies among adolescents in Kampala District
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The as aimed at investigating the relationship between stress, depression and coping strategies among adolescents. The study adopted a quantitative research design with are correlation method to investigate this relationship. A sample of 100 students were selected to participate in this study. Date obtained was analyzed using statistical package for social scientist version 23. The results from this study indicated that there was relationship between stress and depression (.000<.05). The results also showed that relationship between stress and coping strategies (.000<.05). Finally the study results indicated that there is a relationship between depression and coping strategies among adolescents (.000<.05). Therefore this study recommend that Secondary schools should disseminate adequate information on stress, depression and train good coping strategies to students and encourage them to seek help when they feel unwell. This can be accompanied by establishing counseling sessions at school.