Effects of coping skills training on generalized self-efficacy and locus of control.

  title={Effects of coping skills training on generalized self-efficacy and locus of control.},
  author={R. E. Smith},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={56 2},
  • R. E. Smith
  • Published 1989
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • A number of studies have shown that mastery experiences strengthen self-efficacy expectancies that are specific to the mastery situation. In this study I assessed the effects of cognitive-behavioral coping skills training on generalized expectancies concerning self-efficacy and locus of control in test-anxious college students. Compared with a waiting-list control group, the trained subjects exhibited significant decreases on trait and state measures of test anxiety and a higher level of… CONTINUE READING
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