The relationship between child abuse and self-esteem of adolescents
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The main purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between child abuse and self-esteem of adolescents and reveal the potential of childhood abuse determining self-esteem. Sampling of this study comprised 50 respondents both male and female between the ages of 12-19. Data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) and Pearson correlation coefficient was used to test for the significance of the hypothesis. As a result of this study, it has been determined that there is a significant positive correlation between childhood abuse and self-esteem. As a result of the correlation design analyses conducted separately, childhood abuse predicted significantly self-esteem, and it has been revealed that just even child neglect is major determinant of self-esteem. Result achieved on this issue indicates that students’ self-esteem levels decrease as childhood abuse increase.