Relationship Between Perceived Social Self-Efficacy and Depression in Adolescents

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Zaeema Riaz Ahmad 1 , * , Saba Yasien MPhil 2 , Riaz Ahmad 3

1 Institute of Clinical Psychology, University of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Address: 118/20, Abul Asar Hafiz Jalindhri Road, Gulistan-e Jauhar Karachi, Sindh - 75290, Sindh, Pakistan

2 Institute of Clinical Psychology, University of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

3 Director and Associate Professor, Institute of Clinical Psychology, University of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

How to Cite: Riaz Ahmad Z, Yasien MPhil S, Ahmad R. Relationship Between Perceived Social Self-Efficacy and Depression in Adolescents, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2014 ; 8(3):65-84.

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Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 8 (3); 65-84
Published Online: September 30, 2014
Article Type: Original Article
Received: November 03, 2013
Revised: February 06, 2014
Accepted: June 05, 2014

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Abstract

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

Keywords

Adolescents Depression Perceived Social Self-Efficacy Siddiqui-Shah Depression Scale

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