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The Relationship between Self-Efficacy, Social Support and Psychological Well-Being among Adolescent with Physical Disabilities in Lagos State, Nigeria
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The aims of this study was to examine the relationship between self-efficacy, social support, and psychological wellbeing among adolescent with physical disabilities in Lagos State, Nigeria. Total of 300 students (141 males & 159 females) from public secondary schools participated in this study, aged between 13 to 17 years old. A multistage sampling technique was used to choose the respondent. Three established instruments were used to measure the variables studied: Ryff Scales of Psychological Well-being (Ryff, 1989), Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) (Zimet et al., 2010) and General Self–Efficacy Scale (GSE) (Schwarzer & Jerusalem, 1995). The independent sample t-test analysis revealed that there was a significant difference in peers social support and psychological wellbeing (autonomy) between males and females. Furthermore, there was positive correlation between five factors of psychological wellbeing (autonomy, personal growth, purpose in life, self-acceptance, and environmental mastery) and social support (family & friends). There was a significant relationship between self-efficacy and social support (family & friends). Peers social support was found as the main predictor of purpose in life. Thus, the findings indicate that self-efficacy has a positive and significant impact on purpose in life, consequently, high level of self-efficacy contributes to high levels of life satisfaction. More also, social support from family and friends help to facilitate the adolescent’s advancement in manners that are healthier. Gender does not have an impact on psychological well-being among male and female adolescents with physical disabilities in Nigeria. The finding of the study can assist with planning projects, methods, and strategies to improve students’ self-efficacy and psychological well-being.
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    . Nwosu Eziaha James Jay Jay
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