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AVENDANO MONJE, María José y BARRA ALMAGIA, Enrique. Self-Efficacy, Social Support and Quality of Life of Adolescents with Chronic Illnesses. Ter Psicol [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.2, pp. 165-172. ISSN 0718-4808. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48082008000200002.
This study was designed to estímate the relationships of self-efficacy and perceived social support to quality of life in adolescents with chronic illnesses. Participants were 75 male and female adolescents with diabetes, cystic fibrosis or renal failure, 12 to 18 years oíd, from Concepción (Chile). Individuáis completed the Quality of Life measure KIDSCREEN-27, the General Self-Efficacy Scale and the Perceived Social Support Questionnaire. Results showed that quality of life reported by adolescents had a very significant positive relationship with self-efficacy and a lower relationship with social support. The only significant gender dif-ference in the variables examined was that adolescent females showed a lower level of physical well-being than males. Diverse explanatory factors for obtained results are proposed.
Palabras clave : Adolescents; chronic illness; self-efficacy; social support.