Document Type : Research Article (s)


1 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, IR Iran

2 Department of Counseling, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, IR Iran

3 Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, IR Iran


Background: Self-efficacy is one of the major topics in psychology; reflecting the beliefs of a person in his/her abilities.
Objectives: The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between religious belief, life expectancy and self-efficacy of students in the city of Shiraz.
Patients and Methods: The statistical population of the present study followed a correlation type and consisted of all students in Shiraz in academic year 2013-2014, of whom 243 individuals were selected using Morgan table through stratified sampling method and Temple and Sherer’s Life expectancy and self-efficacy questionnaires. The regression and independent t-test were used to determine and analyze the variables.
Results: The results showed that students’ religious beliefs and life expectancy predict their self-efficacy (P < 0.01).
Conclusions: According to the results of this study, it can be concluded that people with religious beliefs enjoy higher self-expectancy and self-efficacy.