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Title: Self-efficacy of Malay children in coping with everyday stress
Authors: NORZARINA BINTI MOHD ZAHARIM
Keywords: stress-and-coping, internal self-efficacy, external self-efficacy, religious coping, age trend, Malay culture
Issue Date: 3-Apr-2007
Source: NORZARINA BINTI MOHD ZAHARIM (2007-04-03). Self-efficacy of Malay children in coping with everyday stress. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The study explored self-efficacy and coping efforts of Malaysian Malay children (ages 7, 9, and 13) facing common daily stressors. Malay children showed age-, situation-, and culture-associated trends in self-efficacy and coping efforts. Interpersonal conflicts evoked higher frequencies of self-directed coping; academic difficulties, event-directed coping. With age, event-directed coping increased; self-directed coping decreased and then increased; relinquished control was stable but rare; and stress-elicited responses decreased. The construct of self-efficacy was reoperationalized into three components: general (across domains), external (over external events), and internal self-efficacy (over onea??s self). Reflecting cultural emphases on modesty and accommodation to external realities, Malay children reported moderate general, external, and internal self-efficacy. In some situations and age groups, self-efficacya??particularly internal self-efficacya??predicted coping styles/strategies. Across situations, both internal and external self-efficacy decreased with age but internal self-efficacy was higher than external self-efficacy. Finally, in some situations and age groups, religiosity could predict religious coping.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/16197
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