High school student’s life satisfaction: the role of social Self-efficacy

Document Type : Original Article


1 MA in Educational Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Bojnourd Branch, Bojnourd, Iran

2 Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Bojnourd Branch, Bojnourd, Iran


Introduction: The aim of the current research was to investigate the relationship between social self-efficacy and life satisfaction by employing descriptive study.
Materials and method: Samples consisted of all male students in all four educational area of high school in Mashhad city. By employing multistage random sampling, 408 individuals were selected. Measurement tools included: life satisfaction (lee, 1969) and social Self-Efficacy Scale (Sherer et al., 1982).
Results: The results of stepwise multiple regression and correlational analysis, showed that, the relationship between sub variable of Social self-efficacy and life satisfaction was positively significant and meaningful. Stepwise multiple regression analysis shows that Social self-efficacy; Social group participation, Friendliness and intimacy are predictors of student’s life satisfaction which explains 0.23 of the total variance.
Conclusion: Finally, the higher the life satisfaction means the higher the social self-efficacy. In other side, the lower the life satisfaction the higher the depression and anxiety and consequently low social self-efficacy and life satisfaction.


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