n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - The influence of peer and parent relationships on adolescents' self-esteem

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The study was conducted to find out how parental relationship with their adolescent 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.

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