Role of affective self-regulatory efficacy in diverse spheres of psychosocial functioning.

  title={Role of affective self-regulatory efficacy in diverse spheres of psychosocial functioning.},
  author={A. Bandura and Gian Vittorio Caprara and Claudio Barbaranelli and Maria Gerbino and Concetta Pastorelli},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={74 3},
This prospective study with 464 older adolescents (14 to 19 years at Time 1; 16 to 21 years at Time 2) tested the structural paths of influence through which perceived self-efficacy for affect regulation operates in concert with perceived behavioral efficacy in governing diverse spheres of psychosocial functioning. Self-efficacy to regulate positive and negative affect is accompanied by high efficacy to manage one's academic development, to resist social pressures for antisocial activities, and… 

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