Stress, self-esteem and motivation among secondary school students in Kampala District
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The study sought to examine the relationship between stress, self-esteem and motivation among secondary school students in Kampala District. The study was conducted at Kololo secondary school located in Kampala district. A correlational study design was used and 100 school going adolescents participated in this Study. Data was collected by the use a structured questionnaires and was analyzed using the statistical package for social scientists (SPSS). Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient was used to determine the significant of the hypotheses. Results indicated that there is no significant relationship between stress and motivation. Further, the result revealed that there is no significant relationship between stress and self-esteem as well as self-esteem and depression among adolescent. Thus, this study recommends that schools should design programmers that aim to increase or boost their self-esteem and motivation The administrators of schools should design ways to help adolescents cope with stressful situations in their lives. This can help improve their levels of motivation since stress has been linked to lack of motivation among adolescents. The government must ensure that adolescents in school and outside school receive counseling and psychosocial services so as to encourage adolescents remain strong, focused and be able to with stand psychological problems.