Mediating Role Of General Self-Efficacy Between ParentChild Relationship And Psychological Well-Being Among Adolescents

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U. Sajitha & J Parameswari


Adolescence is a stage of transition where physical and psychological development occurs. This is a peak stage by which adolescents have to getrich parental support and care. The main aim of the study is to find out thedegree of influence parent-child relationship has on self-efficacy and psychological well-being of adolescents. The mediating effect of self-efficacy on parent-child relationship and psychological well-being is also examined. Parent- adolescent scale constructed by Sajitha and Parameswari (2019), General self-efficacy scale (GSE) developed by Schwarzer and Jerusalem (1995) and Psychological well-being scale developed by Ryff and Singer (1998) were used to collect relevant data from 756 adolescents of ages ranged from 13 to 18 years of adolescents.Results revealed that self- efficacy had a significant influence on parent-child relationship. Path analysis, performed using Structural Equation Modelling also confirmed this relationship and found that self-efficacy has a mediating effect between parent- child relationship and psychological well-being of adolescents.

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