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The Influence of Peer and Parent Relationships on Adolescents’ Self-Esteem

Kingsley Nyarko


The study was conducted to find out how parental relationship with their adolecent children and adolescent-peer relationship affect the self-esteem of adolescents. The study was drawn on a sample of 100 adolescent students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. The results did indicate contrary to expectation, a negative relationship between adolescent-peer relationship and their self-esteem. Surprisingly, no link was found between parent-adolescent relationship and the self-esteem of the adolescents. The implications of the study are discussed.

Keywords: Parent-adolescent relationship, Peer relationship, Self-esteem, Adolescents

Ife PsychologIA, 20(2), September 2012

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