Be happy and believe in your capacity: Establishing link between subjective well-being and self-efficacy among Filipino adolescents

2013 IJRSP – Volume 2 Issue 3


Datu, Jesus Alfonso*
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines (


The study describes the relationship between the degree of subjective well-being and level of self-efficacy among the intended populace. Two hundred adolescents (131 female and 69 male) who were part of the larger population of individuals whose age ranges from 15 to 19 in a private sectarian college were selected and asked to answer Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (OHQ) and General Self Efficacy Scale (GSE). The study employed a descriptive-correlational research design. After collecting the questionnaires among the subjects and analyzing the data using SPSS 17.0 software, it was revealed that subjective well-being is significantly related to self-efficacy (r=.32, p<.01). The researcher also looked into the possible implications of this finding to the population at hand.

Keywords: adolescents; positive psychology; self-efficacy; subjective well-being



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