A correlational study to analyze the association among teenagers' self-efficacy, attachment patterns, and coping mechanisms

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Omar Zeb Khan, Dr Hajra Ali, Hafiz Usama Munir, Dr Talha Rauf, Rabia Noreen, Dr.Waqas Ahmad, Abdus Salam, Khurram Shahzad, Kashif Lodhi


self-efficacy, attachment pattern, copying mechanism


The purpose of this study was to investigate how adolescents' coping mechanisms, self-efficacy, and attachment styles relate to one another.

Methods: In Lahore, this study was carried out from July 2022 to December 2022. 400 students were chosen at random from a variety of private and public academic institutions, ranging in age from 12 to 16 (mean age: 14, SD: 6.23). Along with the Attachment Style Classification Questionnaire, a self-made demographic sheet, a general self-efficacy scale, and a coping scale were given out. The Pearson correlation coefficient, descriptive statistics, and linear regression analysis were all used to analyze the data.

Results: It was discovered that teenagers' levels of self-efficacy and coping are significantly positively correlated with secure attachment style. Additionally, there was a negative correlation between anxious and avoidant attachment styles and self-efficacy (p 0.05). The additional regression analysis has also shown the alteration that the independent variable makes to the dependent variables.

Conclusions: Adolescents' self-efficacy and coping skills can be significantly improved by an effective attachment style. The general populace can also benefit from this

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