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Ataie Moghanloo V, Pishvaei M, Ataie Moghanloo R, Bassaknezhad S, Mehri B. Self efficacy, social acceptance and locus of control as predictors of social interest among Iranian students. J Research Health. 2017; 7 (3) :810-817
URL: http://jrh.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-1118-en.html
1- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Young Researchers Club, Parsabad Moghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Parsabad, Iran
2- Department of Family Health, Social Development & Health Promotion Research Center, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
3- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran
4- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Parsabad Moghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Parsabad, Iran
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Social interest is human phenomenon which can be considered as structure of personality in psychology. This descriptive correlation study aimed to investigate self efficacy, social acceptance and locus of control as predictors of social interest. This was correlational study. The sample consisted of 153 boys and 147 girls who were studying at private middle schools. Multistage cluster sampling method was used. General self efficacy questionnaire, marlowe-crowne social desirability scale, Rotter's Locus of control scale and sulliman scale of social interest were used to collect data. The level of significance was at 5%. The results showed that social interest had significant positive relationship with self efficacy and social acceptability and hadsignificant negative relationship with locus of control. Three variables of self efficacy, social acceptance and locus of control were able to explain about 59% of social interest variance. According to obtained results about social interest in adolescents and also consider other predictors in this context appropriate training promotion of social interest should be used and developed.

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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health Psychology and Social Health
Received: 2015/10/17 | Accepted: 2016/09/18 | Published: 2017/04/24

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