Self-efficacy pathways to childhood depression.

  title={Self-efficacy pathways to childhood depression.},
  author={A. Bandura and Concetta Pastorelli and Claudio Barbaranelli and Gian Vittorio Caprara},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={76 2},
This prospective research analyzed how different facets of perceived self-efficacy operate in concert within a network of sociocognitive influences in childhood depression. Perceived social and academic inefficacy contributed to concurrent and subsequent depression both directly and through their impact on academic achievement, prosocialness, and problem behaviors. In the shorter run, children were depressed over beliefs in their academic inefficacy rather than over their actual academic… 

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