Stress, self-Esteem and copying strategies among youth living with HIV/AIDS attending Naguru Teenage Centre
Bawaya, Loy Jane
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The major purpose of the study was to assess the relationship between self-esteem, stress and copying strategies among youth living with HIV/AIDs. The specific objectives of the study were to examine the relationship between self-esteem and stress among people living with HIV/AIDs, relationship between self-esteem and the copying strategies among people living with HIV/AIDs and the relationship between stress and copying strategies among people living with HIV/AIDs attending Naguru Teenager Center. The study adopted correlation research design because it is a specific type of non-experimental design used to describe the relationship between or among variables. The correlation research design was used to measure relationship between self-esteem, stress and copying strategies among people living with HIV/AIDs. Data was presented into statistical information using Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (r) to establish whether the variables were correlated. So the researcher observed and concluded that it is important to note that, the study revealed that there was a significant relationship between stress and self-esteem among youth living with HIV/AIDs, negative relationship between self-esteem and coping strategies among youth living with HIV/AIDs and finally the study revealed that there was a significant relationship between stress and coping strategies youth living with HIV/AIDs. The study recommended that there a positive relationship between stress and self-esteem depression. Therefore Naguru Teenager Center should train more counselors and be equipped with needed and required information since the results indicated that youth who are living with HIV/AIDS are mostly likely to be depressed at all times and the problems related to depression can become chronic or recurrent and lead to substantial impairments in an individual’s ability to take care of his or her everyday responsibilities.