Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2016

Correlational Analysis of Self-Regulation and Self-Efficacy with the Individuation Process among Adults

Nayanika Singh

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.179/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.179


The individuation process demarcates the core concept of Jungian Psychology that represents various systems and structures of personality. Jung defined individuation as the process by which a person becomes “a psychological in-dividual, that is separate, indivisible unity or whole that begins after the 35th year and is necessary for survival. Self-Regulation is one’s ability to monitor, regulate and control one’s behavior. According to Jung, individuation lies at the heart of one’s individuation process. Self-Efficacy is defined as the ability of an individual to realize his/her potential to the fullest irrespective of adversities and obstacles. According to Jung, the primary goal of humans is to move toward the fulfillment or realization of their capabilities (Self-Efficacy) and achieving individuation. Against this backdrop, the present investigation was designed to study the relationship between self-regulation and self-efficacy with the individuation process among adults. Sample for the study consisted of 240 adults, age ranging 40-50 years, having a stable career and married life. Data was collected using questionnaires pertaining to the variables from Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula and Ludhiana. Since, it is the first of its kind attempt in the Indian context to provide elusive character to the construct of individuation, the index for individuation consisted of a cumulative score of self-concept, ego strength and inner directedness. The study consisted of two hypotheses: 1) Self-Regulation will have a positive significant relationship with the individuation process. 2) Self-Efficacy will have a positive significant relationship with the individuation process. Statistical analysis was done using Pearson’s product moment correlation to study the relationship between self-regulation and self-efficacy and the individuation process. Results indicated that both self-regulation and self-efficacy were found to have positive significant relationship with the individuation process, thereby, both the hypotheses stand proved. However, more studies need to be conducted to validate the construct of Individuation process in the Indian context

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.179/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.179

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