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The connection between self-efficacy, stress-mindset, and anxiety in students

Söhngen, Yannic (2019) The connection between self-efficacy, stress-mindset, and anxiety in students.

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Abstract:The goal of this study was to look into the connection between self-efficacy, stress-mindset, and anxiety. It was hypothesized that the stress-mindset is mediating the association between self-efficacy and anxiety. This study had 104 participants, mainly from the University of Twente. In order to examine the construct of anxiety, the trait-anxiety scale of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory was used. To assess the level of self-efficacy, the General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE) was used. Lastly, to measure the construct of stress-mindsets the scales for stress-is-enhancing and stress-is-debilitating mindset by Crum, Salovey, & Achor (2013) were used. The results showed that the hypotheses were rejected and there was no mediation effect of stress-mindset for the association between self-efficacy and anxiety. But there was a significant association found between self-efficacy and stress-mindset. The results of this study also brought up the question if the stress-mindsets should still be regarded to be on the same continuum. It is suggested that future research should look into this question.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78511
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