The Predictive Values of Percieved Self- efficacy and Perceived Social Support on Coping with HIV/AIDS’ Stigma


The Predictive Values of Percieved Self- efficacy and Perceived Social Support on Coping with HIV/AIDS’ Stigma


Okeke Afamefuna Obiora1, Ogbonnaya, Chisom E.2, Onyinye Jane Okoye1, Christian Nweke Eze1

1Department of psychological medicine Ebonyi State University Abakaliki,
2Department of Psychology Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ebonyi State


Psychiatric Research and Reviews1

This study examined the predictive power of Perceived Self-Efficacy and Perceived Social Support on Coping with HIV/AIDS’ Stigma. The study seeks to ascertain whether perceived self-efficacy and perceived social support would predict coping with HIV/AIDS’ stigma among patients. Using a sample of 152, with a total number of males 49 with percentage of 32% and females 103 with a percentage of 68%. Their ages ranged from 18-70 and a mean age of 53 years. This was a survey research and the design adopted was correlational design based on the design a multiple regression analysis was adopted as an appropriate statistical tool for analysis. The multiple regression analysis of the first hypothesis which stated that self-efficacy will significantly predict coping among HIV/AIDS’ patients was confirmed at β= .55; t= 2.47, P<.05 significant level. Whereas, the second hypothesis which stated that social support will significantly predict coping among HIV/AIDS’ patients was confirmed at β= .24; t=3.10, P˂.05. The implications and limitations of the findings were discussed and suggestions for further studies were highlighted.


Keywords: SELF-EFICACY, PERCEIVED SOCIAL SUPPORT COPING, HIV/AIDs STIGMA .


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How to cite this article:
Okeke Afamefuna Obiora, Ogbonnaya, Chisom E., Onyinye Jane Okoye, Christian Nweke Eze.The Predictive Values of Percieved Self- efficacy and Perceived Social Support on Coping with HIV/AIDS’ Stigma. International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews, 2019, 2: 15. DOI: 10.28933/ijprr-2019-05-0605


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