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| Published: March 25, 2018

A Study on Self-Efficacy of Male Postgraduate Students

Dr. Sayantani Bhattacharya

Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Women's College, Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shayona Sarkar

Student, Department of Psychology, Women's College, Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.081/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.081

ABSTRACT

Postgraduate male students are on the verge of entering a new life of independence. They encounter numerous life-altering incidents where they require a belief in their own abilities. They deal with these situations in accordance to their self-efficacy belief, which may be determined by other variables as well. This requires a farther deliberation into the factors. The present study focused on the effects of resilience, mindfulness, helping attitude and different factors of personality on self-efficacy of 100 male post graduate students. Pertinent statistical analyses of data like Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation of Coefficient and Stepwise Multiple Regression Analysis (SMRA) were done using SPSS 16.0. Results supported the existence of a significant correlation between self-efficacy of male postgraduate students and the following variables- resilience, mindfulness, helping attitude at 0.05 level and openness to experience at 0.01 level. Findings confirm that increase in resilience, mindfulness, helping attitude and openness to experience leads to the rise in self-efficacy scores of male postgraduate students. Resilience was found to be a contributing factor to the self-efficacy of male post graduate students in the present study.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.081/20180601

10.25215/0601.081

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018