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Role of Self-efficacy and Family Environment in Regulating Psychological Well Being of Adolescents

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Psychology, University of Calicut, Calicut University P.O., Pin: 673 635, Kerala, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (12), Pages 8-14, December,14 (2015)


The aim of the study was to understand the role of self-efficacy and family interactions and environment in regulating psychological wellbeing of adolescents. Self-efficacy is the beliefs that individuals hold about their own abilities to make plans for and execute tasks within a specific domain to effectively lead to specific goals. Family plays vital role in moulding individuals’ personality. Family environment characterized by conflict, unhealthy relationships and poor parenting are closely associated with building up troublesome individuals. Psychological well-being is usually conceptualised as some combination of positive affective states such as happiness and functioning with optimal effectiveness in individual and social life. Adolescents have very special and distinct needs and be treated carefully which in turn helps in developing robust citizens for the country. The participants of the study consist of 200 adolescents and collected data using Self-efficacy Scale, Family Environment Scale, Psychological Well Being Scale and Personal Information sheet. Results revealed that there exist significant sex difference among adolescents in variables such as psychological wellbeing and sub dimensions of family environment organization and control. There exists significant religious difference for variables self-efficacy, psychological wellbeing and two dimensions of family environment namely intellectual cultural orientation and moral religious emphasis. In the case of family type neither nuclear nor joint have any significant difference between self-efficacy, psychological wellbeing and also on ten dimensions of family environment.


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