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| Published: December 28, 2021

Predictive Role of Self-Efficacy and Psychological Distress of Indian Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

George Joseph Thoundayil

Department of Psychology, Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila, Philippines Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Lucila O. Bance

Department of Psychology, Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila, Philippines Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.222.20210904

DOI: 10.25215/0904.222

ABSTRACT

The COVID-19 safety measures imposed created psychological distress in all populations. It was the adolescents showed more signs of distress compared to any other age. This study focuses on the relation of self-efficacy and its predictive role on adolescents’ psychological distress during the pandemic. Six hundred (600) students from 10th and 12th grades of Kochi city participated in the study. Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS-21) and General Self-efficacy Scale (GSES) used to measure variables, and the correlation research design was applied in the study. The findings revealed a negative correlation between self-efficacy and psychological distress, and regression analysis identified the predictive role of self-efficacy on adolescents’ psychological distress.

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George Joseph Thoundayil @ George.thoundayil.gs@ust.edu.ph

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.222.20210904

10.25215/0904.222

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021