Two tests of the social cognitive model of well-being in Portuguese college students

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Author list: Costa Lobo C
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2012
Volume number: 80
Issue number: 2
Start page: 362
End page: 371
Number of pages: 10
ISSN: 0001-8791
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


Abstract

A social cognitive model of well-being (Lent & Brown, 2006, 2008)
was tested in two studies (one cross-sectional, one longitudinal) with
Portuguese college students. Participants in Study 1 (N=366) completed
measures of academic self-efficacy, environmental support, goal
progress, academic satisfaction and stress, trait positive affect, and
overall life satisfaction at a single assessment. Those in Study 2
(N=158) took the same measures at each of two time points, 15. weeks
apart. A modified version of the model improved the fit to the data in
Study 1. Optimal fit in Study 2 was achieved with a bidirectional
version that modeled reciprocal relations of positive affect to both
self-efficacy and support. The predictors in both studies accounted for
substantial portions of the variance in academic domain satisfaction,
academic stress, and life satisfaction. Implications for future research
on the social cognitive model in educational and work settings are
considered


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