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Depression and Self-Efficacy:A Correlational Study


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1 Department of Psychology, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of Psychology and Dean of Academic Welfare Affairs, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India
     

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Self-efficacy beliefs regulate cognition, emotion and behaviors of individuals. Considering these principles and consequences it is assumed that the notion of self-efficacy has an influence on mood especially on depression, which further channelize mental health. The present study focused on examining the relationships between self efficacy and symptoms of depression or occurrence of depression, in a sample of (n=100) non-psychiatric (normal) individuals. The sample comprised of 50 females and 50 males (young adults) from distinct work areas of Gurgaon on the basis of availability. Participants were administered measures of Beck Depression Inventory-II and General Self-efficacy scale. It has been hypothesized that there would be a significant correlation exists on depression and self-efficacy variable. Pearson product moment correlation was computed as methods of analysis. Consequences exhibited that there is a highly significant and negative relationship between self-efficacy, and depression. The sense of self-efficacy beliefs influenced mood of an individual, which play a significant role in occurrence of depression and its symptoms appearance. So individuals who scores low on self-efficacy measure generally inclines to some mental health problems such as emotional or mood problems especially depression.

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Self-Efficacy, Depression, Young Adults.
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Department of Psychology, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India
Sunita Malhotra
Department of Psychology and Dean of Academic Welfare Affairs, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India

Abstract


Self-efficacy beliefs regulate cognition, emotion and behaviors of individuals. Considering these principles and consequences it is assumed that the notion of self-efficacy has an influence on mood especially on depression, which further channelize mental health. The present study focused on examining the relationships between self efficacy and symptoms of depression or occurrence of depression, in a sample of (n=100) non-psychiatric (normal) individuals. The sample comprised of 50 females and 50 males (young adults) from distinct work areas of Gurgaon on the basis of availability. Participants were administered measures of Beck Depression Inventory-II and General Self-efficacy scale. It has been hypothesized that there would be a significant correlation exists on depression and self-efficacy variable. Pearson product moment correlation was computed as methods of analysis. Consequences exhibited that there is a highly significant and negative relationship between self-efficacy, and depression. The sense of self-efficacy beliefs influenced mood of an individual, which play a significant role in occurrence of depression and its symptoms appearance. So individuals who scores low on self-efficacy measure generally inclines to some mental health problems such as emotional or mood problems especially depression.

Keywords


Self-Efficacy, Depression, Young Adults.