Title

Individual, family, social support and stress factors affecting university students' generalised self-efficacy beliefs

Date of Award

1-1-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

School

School of Psychology and Social Science

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

Abstract

Students' success at university is influenced by their generalised self-ecfficacy beliefs. Previous studies compared these beliefs to individual variables derived from self-concept, family, stress, and self-support research. An holistic approach in this present study was used with data collected from 168 first-year students, to investigate the relationship between generalised self-efficacy beliefs and variables measuring students' self-descriptions, the functioning of their families-of-origin, their daily stress experienced in the university setting, stress management skills they wish to improve and their fear of disclosure in relation to peers.

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