Effects of family functioning and family hardiness on self-efficacy among college students

Tam, Cai Lian * and Tay, Ee Lin * (2007) Effects of family functioning and family hardiness on self-efficacy among college students. Sunway Academic Journal, 4. pp. 99-107.


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Family functioning has been related to numerous developmental problems. Although there are other factors affecting a student?s self-efficacy, this research focused on the effects of family functioning and family hardiness. The implications that family functioning plays a great role in shaping one?s self belief systems will help to emphasize the need to resolve a growing cycle of social issues. The objectives of this study is to find out whether family functioning and family hardiness will have an influence on students? self-efficacy and also to determine the level of difference in self-efficacy of male and female students. Participants involved in this study were made up of a random sample of 120 students from a few colleges in the state of Selangor. Results obtained from this research study showed that there is a correlation amongst all three variables used, namely, family functioning, family hardiness and self-efficacy are interrelated. In addition, the results also showed that more males than females have been categorized in the category of clinical group for family functioning and selfefficacy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: family functioning; family hardiness; self-efficacy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: ?? dop ??
Depositing User: Administrator Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 07:16
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2012 07:16
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/44

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