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Loneliness, stress, self esteem and depression among Malaysian adolescents


Yaacob, Siti Nor and Juhari, Rumaya and Abu Talib, Mansor and Uba, Ikechukwu (2009) Loneliness, stress, self esteem and depression among Malaysian adolescents. Jurnal Kemanusiaan, 14. pp. 85-95. ISSN 1675-1930


The current study examined the degree of relationships between loneliness, stress and self-esteem with depression among adolescents. The respondents were 1407 secondary school adolescents aged between 13 to 17 years old from selected states in Malaysia. Data were collected by using a self-administered questionnaire. Adolescent depression was measured by Children Depression Inventory (CDI) (Kovacs, 1985) while stress was measured by Perceive Stress Scale (Cohen, 1983). Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale (Russell, Peplau, & Cutrona, 1980) measured loneliness and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965) measured self-esteem. The findings of the study showed that loneliness, stress and self-esteem have moderate significant relationships with depression and stress emerged as the strongest predictor of adolescent depression.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher: Fakulti Pengurusan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Keywords: Loneliness; Stress; Self esteem; Depression
Depositing User: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 07:25
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 08:46
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15485
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