Child abuse, self-esteem and academic performance among adolescents in Uganda
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The study focused on the relationship between Child Abuse, Self Esteem and Academic Performance among Adolescents in Uganda. It was carried out in Makerere Highway Senior Secondary School where a total of 130 adolescents were interviewed. The study undertook a correctional research design. It was found that there is indeed a negative significant relationship between Child abuse and academic performance. This goes to show that school going adolescents who have not undergone child abuse will have a better academic performance as compared to those adolescents who have undergone child abuse. The findings of the study have further showed that there is a negative significant relationship between Child abuse and self-esteem among school going adolescents. This has shown that adolescents who are undergoing child abuse will have low self-esteem while those adolescents who have not undergone child abuse have high self-esteem. Lastly the findings further indicated that there is a positive significant relationship between selfesteem and academic performance. Adolescents with high self-esteem will perform better than those with low self-esteem.