HIV and AIDS related stigma, self-esteem and resilience among adolescents at TASO Uganda, Kampala District
Drijaru, Allen Solance
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This study examined the relationship between HIV related stigma, self-esteem and resilience among HIV adolescent patients at TASO Mulago, Kampala district. A quantitative survey design with the correlation method was adopted to establish the relationship between the three variables. A sample of 50 adolescents patients was used from the a total of 500 patients at TASO Mulago, 24 male and 26 female aged between 12-19 years participated in the study. A questionnaire was used to measure different variables such as HIV related Stigma by (Barbra, 1996), Self-esteem (Rosenberg, 1965) and Resilience using CYRM-28 (Ungar, & Liebenberg, 2011) was used to collect data, analyzed using statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS), and Person’s correlations Coefficient (r) was used to test the significance of the hypotheses. Results of the study revealed that there is a weak negative relationship between HIV related stigma and resilience as well as weak negative relationship between self-esteem and resilience. However, HIV related stigma and self-esteem had a moderate negative relationship.