The Direct and Indirect (Through Worry and Academic Achievement) Impacts of Emotional Self–Effiacy on Adolescence Depression: Bandura’s Agentic Model of Depression

Authors

1 Family Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University

2 Department of Clinical Psychology, Welfare and Rehabilitation University

3 Department of Sociology, Tehran University

Abstract

The present study examines Bandura’s agentic model of depression as well as modeling emotional domain of self efficacy in adolescence depression. The selected sample was 946 high school students (471 females and 475 males) from north, south, east, west and central Tehran. The schools were chosen randomly. Participants completed Child Depression Inventory (CDI), Self–Efficacy Questionnaire, and Penn-state Worry Questionnaire. The design of this study is structural equation modeling, which includes two sections: First, confirmatory factor analysis and second, structural equtation. This study examined direct and indirect pathways to adolescence depression . Findings revealed satisfactory fit :RMR = 0/07, RMSEA = 0/55 , NFI = 0/97 , CFI = 0/98 and GFI = 0/97. Results showed that the direct and indirect impacts (Worry      depression and worry        academic achievement         depression) of emotional efficacy are significant .

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