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Self-efficacy as a mediator between stressful life events and depressive symptoms
British Journal of Psychiatry
Self-efficacy, a characteristic that is protective against depressive symptoms, may be undermined by stressful life events. Aims To estimate the effects of stressful life events on self-efficacy, and to examine self-efficacy as a mediator of the effect of stressful life events on symptoms of depression. Method Using a sample of 2858 respondents from the longitudinal Americans' Changing Lives study, path analyses were used to evaluate interrelationships between self-efficacy, life events anddoi:10.1192/bjp.176.4.373 pmid:10827887 fatcat:tmpoilefn5enrbthwbh2txeifi