FAMILY FUNCTIONALITY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH SELF-ESTEEM IN ADOLESCENTS IN AMBATO CITY
Keywords:Family funcinality, family, self-esteem, adolescent, mental health
In recent decades Ecuadorian families have experienced parental absence, divorce, economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts that have altered the interaction and mental health of household members and affected the self-esteem of adolescents. The research purpose was to determine the relationship between family functioning and self-esteem. A non-probabilistic sampling that included 285 students was used. The study was based on a post-positivist paradigm, with a non-experimental, quantitative, descriptive-correlational, and cross-sectional design. Data were collected using the FF-SIL Family Functioning questionnaire and the Rosemberg Self-Esteem scale. Among the main findings it was found that 42.5 % come from moderately functional families and 36.1 % have family dysfunctionality. Meanwhile, 36.1 % have low self-esteem while 34.4 % have medium self-esteem. Family functionality was positively related to self-esteem (r=.553; p<0.05), that is, as family functioning increases or decreases so does self-esteem in adolescents.
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