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Research Paper | Psychology Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015
Self-Esteem and Psychological Distress among Sexually Abused and Sexually Non-Abused Adolescents
Joslyn Henriques, Shivakumara K.
Abstract: The study was intended to assess self-esteem and psychological distress of sexually abused and sexually non-abused adolescents. The objectives of the study were to determine the significance of the relationship between self-esteem and psychological distress of sexually abused and sexually non-abused adolescents, and to assess significant differences in self-esteem and psychological distress. The tools used comprised of the Personal data sheet, Self-esteem scale, and the Brief Symptom Inventory which were administered on a sample of 80 adolescents from Goa - 40 of whom who had experienced some form of sexual abuse and 40 of whom who had never experienced any form of sexual abuse. Karl Pearson-s Product Moment Correlation and t-test were used for analysis. Results indicated a significant and negative correlation between self-esteem and psychological distress of sexually abused adolescents, a negative correlation between self-esteem and psychological distress of sexually non-abused adolescents, self-esteem differed significantly with sexually abused having a lower self-esteem than sexually non-abused adolescents, psychological distress differed significantly with sexually abused having higher levels of psychological distress than sexually non-abused adolescents.
Keywords: Adolescents, Sexually Abused Adolescents, Sexually Non-abused Adolescents, Self-Esteem, Psychological Distress
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015,
Pages: 3105 - 3108
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Joslyn Henriques, Shivakumara K., "Self-Esteem and Psychological Distress among Sexually Abused and Sexually Non-Abused Adolescents", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SUB154940, Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015, 3105 - 3108
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