Perceived Stress, Self-Efficacy and Psychological Wellbeing among Performing Arts Students
Performing arts is very important means of creative communication such as music, dance, drama, mime, puppetry, circus, illusion, magic etc. Professionals may come across various difficulties, stresses and issues of psychological wellbeing but a little research on this subject is done in Pakistan. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship of perceived stress, self-efficacy and psychological well-being among performing arts students. The sample comprised of 203 (111 acting and 92 singing) performing arts students recruited from different colleges and universities of Pakistan. Simple linear regression analysis found that stress significantly negatively predicted four dimensions of psychological well-being such as environmental mastery, personal growth, positive relation and self-acceptance. Women showed significant higher levels of stress as compared to men among performing arts students. The research has implications for the performing arts students, counselors and therapists for the better understanding of stress, self-efficacy and dimensions of psychological well-being i.e. autonomy, environmental mastery, personal growth, positive relations, purpose in life and self-acceptance.