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 General self-efficacy and worry in an Iranian adolescents and youths samples.

 Siamak Khodarahimi

Clinical Psychologist PhD and Member of Scientific Board at Islamic Azad University-Eghlid Branch and Post Doctorate Fellowship of Psychology at University Seins Malaysia.

Received 20 November,2009;Accepted 18 January,2010


The purpose of this research study was twofold: to examine the worry and self-efficacy relationships, and investigate whether self-efficacy can explain worry variation in regression model in an Iranian adolescents and youths samples.Participants included 200 adolescents and 200 youths randomly selected from Eghlid town,Fars province, Iran.A demographic questionnaire,the Generalised Self-efficacy Scale and Ahwaz Worry Inventory were used in the study.Resulting data demonstrated that self-efficacy and worry have significant negative correlations coefficients in adolescents and youths.Initiation and persistence subscales of general self-efficacy explained 42 and 45 percent of worry variation in adolescents and youths respectively.General self-efficacy construct and its initiation and persistence subscales have great importance for worry prevention in adolescents and youths.Hence,both self efficacy and worry measures could be supplied for screening and intervention goals at individual and collective levels among them.

 Keywords:  Self-efficacy, worry, positive psychology, adolescents, youth. 


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