Objective: The objective of the present study is to investigate the relationship of perceived social selfefficacy (PSSE) with depression in students.
Methods: The sample of the present study consisted of 216 adolescent students including 120 males and 96 females randomly selected from different educational institutes of Karachi, Pakistan. The age of the participants ranged from 16 to 19 years old, with the mean age of 17.09 ± 1.13 years. Personal information form, PSSE scale, and Siddiqui-Shah depression scale were administered on the adolescent students to check the following hypothesis; there would be a negative correlation between PSSE and depression in adolescents.
Results: Pearson product moment coefficient of correlation was applied to analyze the relationship between PSSE and level of depression in adolescent students. Findings of the study showed a significant negative correlation (r = −0.149, p < 0.05) between the variables of PSSE and depression.
Conclusion: There is a relationship between PSSE and depression in adolescents. Declaration of interest: None.
Citation: Ahmad ZR, Yasien S, Ahmad R. Relationship between perceived social self-efficacy and depression in adolescents. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2014; 8(3): 65-74
Perceived Social Self-Efficacy
Siddiqui-Shah Depression Scale
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