Title

The moderating role of perceived self-efficacy on the relationship of intolerance of uncertainty, pessimistic prediction certainty, and depressive symptoms

Date of Publication

2018

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology Major in Clinical Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Ron R. Resurreccion

Defense Panel Member

Jazmin B. Llana

Abstract/Summary

This study aimed to examine whether pessimistic prediction certainty explains the relationship between intolerance of uncertainty and depressive symptoms among emerging adult university students, and whether perceived self-efficacy would play a moderating role on the said relationship. Data was gathered from 318 students and analyzed through Hayes' Process analysis for moderated mediation. Results suggest that IU significantly predicts depressive symptoms mediated by pessimistic prediction certainty. However, when high perceived self-efficacy was analyzed as a moderator, the indirect effect of IU on depressive symptoms was no longer significant. It particularly suggests that a high level of perceived self-efficacy played a buffering role on the relationship of IU-depressive symptoms, with pessimistic prediction certainty as a mediator, which implies that the belief system of a person towards the self plays an important role in dealing with uncertainty.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG007664

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.

Keywords

Self-efficacy; Pessimism; Uncertainty

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