Domestic violence, self esteem and academic performance among secondary school students in Kisoro District
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This study explores the interplay between domestic violence self-esteem and academic performance among secondary school students in Kisoro district. The study targeted 116 adolescents aged between 17 to 19years and a qualitative research design; correctional method was adopted to establish the relation between the variables using a constructed self-administered questionnaire and analyzed using Practical Analytical Software/Statistical Package for Social Sciences. The study findings highlight a significant negative correlation between domestic violence and academic performance (r=-0.227, p=0.003), suggesting potential influences of domestic violence on education outcomes. Intriguingly, the correlation between domestic violence and self-esteem (r=-0.023, p= 0.808) was moderately negative yet statistically not significant.Likewise, the association between self-esteem and academic performance exhibited a positive trend without statistical significance (r=0.032, p=0.731). These outcomes emphasize the intricate nature of these connections. While domestic violence might impact academic performance, the role of self-esteem appears less pronounced in this context. Further exploration is necessary to comprehend the nuanced dynamics between these variables. Addressing the influences of domestic violence on academic performance remains crucial, necessitating targeted interventions that account for the self-esteem impact.