Comparative Study

| Published: March 25, 2018

Effect of Self-Efficacy, Happiness and Perceived Social Support on Academic Performance

Dr. Soni Kewalramani

Assistant Professor,Amity University, Lukcnow, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ms. Shweta Ahirwar

Scholar, MA Counselling Psychology, Amity University, Lucknow, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.092/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.092


Academic Performance is better when an adolescent receive enough amount of support from his parents and peers, when they consider him efficient and when he is happy and satisfied with his life. Review of Literature suggests that there are very few researches to demonstrate effect of Happiness, Self-efficacy and Perceived Social Support on Academic Performance. Due to dearth of researches on an Indian sample the researcher decided to analyse the effect of these three variables – Happiness, Self-efficacy, and Perceived Social Support on the Academic Performance among adolescents. The purpose of the study is to find out the effect of Self-Efficacy, Happiness, and Perceived Social Support on Academic Performance of Students. This study explores Self-efficacy by using Self-Efficacy Scale by Mark and James, Happiness by using Oxford Happiness Questionnaire by Argyle and Hills and Perceived Social Support by using Perceived Social Support Scale of Family and Friends by Mary and Heller. Sample of 100 girls of class IX from Lucknow were taken. Results showed that the support of parents do effect the Academic Performance of students: but for Self,-efficacy, Happiness, Perceived Social support of Friend the results are not significant. On the other hand a positive correlation was also seen in between of Self-efficacy, Happiness and Perceived social support which shows that problem with any one the variable will create problem for other two.

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