Self-efficacy is a very important construct discovered and developed by the sociologist Albert Bandura. High levels of self-efficacy help a person to confidently perform and achieve his goals. The positive moderating influence of self-efficacy has been studied in many contexts. The self-efficacy levels of a person are influenced by various factors like performance accomplishment, vicarious experience, verbal persuasion and physiological states. In this study, we have explored the relationship between self-efficacy, perceived stress and happiness among the students of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, which is known for a very high level of academic rigour in the programme. This rigour causes stress among the students. We wanted to see if higher level of self-efficacy helps to reduce the perceived stress thus enhancing the happiness level among the students. The data was collected using a survey instrument with the scales to measure self-efficacy, perceived stress and happiness borrowed from the literature. The sample size was 152. The results showed moderate to strong support for the conceptualized hypotheses. A moderate but inverse relationship was found between self-efficacy and perceived stress, as well as perceived stress and happiness. The relationship between self-efficacy and happiness was found to be quite strong and significant.
S. L. L. N. Shilpa and Dr. Rajiv Prasad, “Self Efficacy, Perceived Stress and Happiness among Students”, 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI). 2017.