The Association between Self-Esteem and Resilience in People Living with Hiv/Aids at the Pelita Ilmu Foundation

Ida Ayu Iswari Pramestigiri1), Mustofa2), Priscilla Jessica Pihahey1)

1) School of Health Polytechnic, Ministry of Health Sorong, West Papua

2) School of Health Sciences Indonesian Maju, Jakarta


Background: People with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) experience some physical, social, and psychological obstacles. Resilience is important to improve positive psychological condition so that it can improve mental and physical health, and PLWHAs are able to survive. The hypothesis of this study was that resilience was positively correlated with self-esteem. This study aimed to determine the effect of self-esteem on the resilience of HIV/AIDS persons.

Subjects and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in November-December 2017 at the Pelita Ilmu Foundation, South Jakarta. The population in this study were all people PLWHA who were taken care at the Pelita Ilmu Foundation. A sample of 60 PLWHA was selected randomly for this study. The dependent variable was resilience. The independent variable was self-esteem. The data were collected by a questionnaire and analyzed by Pearson correlation.

Result: Resilience was positively correlated with self-esteem among PLWHA, and it was statistically significant (r= 0.53; p= 0.027).

Conclusion: Resilience is positively correlated with self-esteem among PLWHA, and it is statistically significant.

Keywords: self-esteem, resilience, PLWHA

Correspondence: Ida Ayu Iswari Pramestigiri. School of Health Polytechnic, Ministryof Health Sorong, West Papua. Jl. Slamet Riyadi Kampung Ambon Atas Manokwari, West Papua. Emai: dayuesti­ Mobile: 081218307870.



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