Social and emotional self-efficacy of adolescents: measured and analysed interdependencies within and across academic achievement level

Puspalathaa Armum, Kalaivani Chell

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to measure self-efficacy of the adolescents from different academic achievement levels in Malaysia. A sample of 169 students was selected from different academic settings of Malaysia. Social and emotional self-efficacy of the adolescents comprises 16 items, adapted from the Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Children to assess the social and emotional self-efficacy of children. Data of the research were analysed through descriptive and inferential statistics. The data analysis indicated that there is a significant difference in emotional self-efficacy across academic ability. However, there is no significant difference in social self-efficacy across academic ability among adolescents. Furthermore, the research showed that there is no significant difference in social and emotional self-efficacy across gender. The study recommends the findings of the study to be used as a guideline in developing a psychological instrument in assessing social and emotional self- efficacy of the adolescents in Malaysian context.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescence and Youth
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 24 Jul 2015

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Self Efficacy
academic achievement
self-efficacy
adolescent
Aptitude
Malaysia
inferential statistics
ability
descriptive statistics
Research
data analysis
Guidelines
Students
Psychology
questionnaire
gender

Keywords

  • academic ability
  • adolescents
  • emotional self-efficacy
  • employability
  • Self-efficacy
  • social self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)

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