Self-esteem, depression and academic performance among adolescents in secondary school in Wakiso District
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This study aimed at investing the relationship between self-esteem, depression and academic performance among adolescents in secondary schools in Wakiso district. The study adopted a correlational study design with a population of 400 students. Simple random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 100 respondents from the population. Data was collected from the respondents using self-administered questionnaire and through Statistical Package for social sciences (SPSS) data was entered and analyzed. Results from Pearson correlation showed no significant relationship between self-esteem and depression, no significant relationship between depression and academic performance and also showed no significant relationship between self-esteem and academic performance among adolescents in secondary schools in Wakiso district. This study recommends school administration to work hand in hand with school counselors and provide counseling services to empower adolescents with skills and adaptive coping strategies that may help them to improve on their self-esteem.