Perceived social support, self-esteem and resilience among adolescents in Kampala District
Nansikombi, Rita Maria
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The study examined the relationship between perceived social support, self-esteem and resilience among adolescents. A correlation study design that is quantitative was used. The target population constituted of 126 randomly chosen respondents who were students at Mengo Senior School located in Kampala District. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaires and was analyzed using a computer program called Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Pearson’s Correlation Co-efficient (r) was used to obtain the significance of the hypotheses. The findings of the study revealed that there is a significant relationship between perceived social support and self-esteem among adolescents (r=-.278, p=0.002<0.01) as well as self-esteem and resilience among adolescents (r=-.202, p=0.024<0.05). However, results revealed that there is no significant relationship between perceived social support and resilience among adolescents (r=.027, p=0.767>0.01). Thus, adolescents should be supported in their respective environments to fully develop their resilience levels by all people concerned.