Abstract
Predictive Role of Self-Efficacy and Psychological Distress of Indian Adolescents during the COVID-19 Pandemic
George Joseph Thoundayil*
Corresponding Author: George Joseph Thoundayil, University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Manila, Philippines.
Revised: July 07, 2022; Available Online: July 07, 2022
Citation: Thoundayil GJ. (2022) Predictive Role of Self-Efficacy and Psychological Distress of Indian Adolescents during the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Infect Dis Res, 5(S1): 05.
Copyrights: ©2022 Thoundayil GJ. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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The COVID-19 preventive safety measures imposed nationally resulted in psychological distress in all populations. Many researches detect that it was the adolescents who showed more signs of distress than any other age group. At the same time, all the adolescents were not affected, that those with higher self-efficacy were able to cope with crisis. So, the focus of the research is to identify the relationship between self-efficacy and its predictive role on adolescents' psychological distress during the pandemic. The participants of the research were six hundred students of 10th and 12th grades in urban islands schools in Kochi city, Kerala, India. Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS-21) and General Self-efficacy Scale (GSES) were used to measure variables, and the correlation research design was applied in the study. The research findings exposed a negative correlation between self-efficacy and psychological distress, and regression analysis identified the predictive role of self-efficacy on adolescents' psychological distress.

Keywords
: Adolescents, COVID-19, Psychological distress, Self-efficacy