ERIC Number: EJ708807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-1
Reference Count: 16
A Study on General Self-Efficacy and Subjective Well-Being of Low SES-College Students in a Chinese University
Tong, Yuehua; Song, Shanggui
College Student Journal, v38 n4 p637 Dec 2004
The present study was to examine the characteristics of general self-efficacy and subjective well-being and their relations in low SES college students in China. Low SES college students and regular college students were administered the General Self-Efficacy Scale and Index of Well-Being, Index of General Affect. Low SES college students scored significantly lower than their peers on general self-efficacy and subjective well-being. Significant gender differences were not found. Individuals with stronger general self-efficacy reported higher level of subjective well-being. General self-efficacy of low SES college students had significantly positive correlation with General Affect, Life Satisfaction and Well-Being. Research results indicated that SES had an important effect on general self-efficacy and subjective well-being. General self-efficacy was positively related to subjective well-being.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Self Efficacy, Life Satisfaction, Gender Differences, Disadvantaged, Correlation, Coping, Well Being, Measures (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China