HomeAni: Letran Calamba Research Reportvol. 1 no. 1 (2011)

The Effects of Stress Inoculation Training on the Self-Esteem of Sexually-Abused Victims

Cherry Karen L. Mallo | Floelyn B. Dagle | Alyssa Janine C. Granada

Discipline: Psychology



This study determined the effectiveness of stress inoculation training on the self-esteem of sexually abused victims in Kanlungan sa ER-MA Ministry, Inc. at Pacita Complex, San Pedro, Laguna. It utilized the quasi-experimental design also known as the interrupted time series with reversal (A-B-A design). Two respondents were purposively selected from the said institution. Observations were done before and after the treatment in order to make inferences about the effectiveness of the intervention. The instruments used was the Index of Self-esteem (ISE) that measured the degree, severity, or magnitude of a problem the respondents had with self-esteem. Interview questionnaire guide that identified information and considered the background of the respondents and a validated observation checklist that determined the level of self-esteem of the respondents were likewise utilized.


The study revealed that there is a significant difference between the baseline condition of the respondents before and after introducing the stress inoculation training. Moreover, stress inoculation training has a significant effect on the self-esteem of sexually-abused victims.

The study recommended that since Stress Inoculation Training provided positive results as shown in the findings of this study, the institution may adopt and utilize the training to other sexually-abused victims as part of their program.