HIV/AIDS related stigma, self-esteem and resilience in adolescents at TASO Mulago hospital, Kampala district
Kiconco, Carla Annabel
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The study examined the relationship between HIV related stigma, Self-esteem and resilience among HIV positive adolescents. A descriptive survey designed with the correlation method was adapted to establish the relationship between the variables. A sample of 50 adolescents both male and females aged between 12-19 years participated in the study. Instruments used to measure the variables included HIV stigma scale(Berger,1996), Self-esteem(Rosenburg,1965) and Child and Youth Resilience Measure (Ungar &Liebenburg,2011). Using Pearson correlation coefficient (r) to test for the significant relationship between HIV related stigma and Self-esteem, results of the study revealed that Resilience and stigma are not significantly related. Lastly using Pearson correlation(r) to test for the significant relationship between resilience and Self-esteem, results of the study revealed that Resilience and Self-esteem are not significantly related among the HIV positive patients of TASO Mulago, Kampala District.