Stress,peer pressure and substance abuse among adolscents in Luzira
Bwire, Timothy Wandera
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The study aimed at examining the relationship between stress, peer pressure and substance abuse among adolescents. The study was conducted in Luzira secondary school located in the south east of Kampala district. A correlational study design was used and 412 school going adolescents participated in this study. Semi-structured questionnaires were the main tools in data collection and data was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient (r) was used to determine the level of significance of the hypotheses. Results indicated that that there is a significant relationship between stress and peer pressure, stress and substance abuse, and peer pressure and substance abuse among adolescents.