Stress, self-esteem and academic performance among secondary school adolescents in Bulenga, Wakiso district
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This study examined the relationship between stress, self-esteem and academic performance among secondary school adolescents. It adopted a correlational research design. A sample of 100 adolescents both boys (49) and girls (51) aged between 12-20 years were selected by use of simple random sampling technique. Perceived stress scale was used for measuring stress (1994), Rosenberg self-esteem inventory (1965) for measuring self-esteem, and Ceveapeu questionnaire for measuring academic performance (Gergallo et al. 2009) Pearson’s correlation coefficient was used to test the significance of the hypotheses. Results revealed that there is a significant relationship between stress and self-esteem, self-esteem and academic performance among school going adolescents. Additionally, results also revealed that there is a significant relationship between stress and academic performance among school going adolescents among adolescents in Bulenga.