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Publication Type : Conference Proceedings
Publisher : 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI) (2017)
Source : 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI) (2017)
Keywords : Business, Current measurement, Happiness, happiness level, Instruments, Linear regression, perceived stress, physiological states, physiology, Psychology, Self Efficacy, Social sciences, Stress, Stress measurement, student experiments, Students, verbal persuasion
Campus : Kochi
School : Department of Management, School of Business
Center : Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine Move
Department : Department of Management
Verified : Yes
Year : 2017
Abstract : 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.
Cite this Research Publication : 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.