Social support, self-esteem and depression among people living with HIV/AIDS
Isubikalu, Gift D
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Many people living with HIV/AIDs are still thought to be suffering with depression in the various societies which is brought about by the alternating levels of self-esteem that are being attributed to the lack of enough social support. This research sought to examine the relationship between social support, self-esteem and depression among people living with HIV/AIDs. A correlational study design that is quantitative and descriptive was adopted to establish the relationship between the variables. A total of 80 respondents, both male and female respondents participated in the study. Data collected was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), where Pearson Correlation Coefficient (r) was used to test the significance of the hypotheses. The study revealed that there was a significant relationship between social support and depression among people living with HIV/AIDs; the study also revealed that there was no significant relationship between social support and self-esteem among people living with HIV/AIDs. The study further showed that there was significant relationship between self-esteem and depression among people living with HIV/AIDs.