Journal article

Emotional discomfort mediates the relationship between self-efficacy and subjective quality of life in people with schizophrenia

Stuart J Lee, Richard Lawrence, Shayden Bryce, Jennie Ponsford, Eric J Tan, Susan L Rossell

JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In people with schizophrenia, self-efficacy (i.e. the belief in one's capability to perform particular tasks/skills) is associated with and motivates performance of social, health and independent living behaviours. Less well known is whether self-efficacy is associated with subjective quality of life (sQoL) or whether psychopathology impacts this relationship. AIMS: Measure whether greater self-efficacy is associated with greater community functioning and sQoL and whether emotional discomfort mediates this relationship. METHOD: Fifty-two community living people with schizophrenia completed measures of self-efficacy for everyday living and social situations, clinical symptoms, sQo..

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