• Dr. Sudha Rathore Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, IIS (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, India
  • Tavishi Limaye Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, IIS (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, India
  • Kritika Bhair Student, Department of Psychology, IIS (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, India




Psychological Empowerment, Self-control, Perseverative Thinking, Cognitive-Flexibility, University Students


An individual is said to be psychologically empowered when the individual has control and can make his/her own life choices, which is essential in present times. In this context, cognitive flexibility and self-control act as effective tools to regulate one’s urges, be motivated and regulate the available resources in the most effective way, so that the individual can make successful life decisions and achieve the goals, while on other hand perseverative negative thinking hampers an individual’s decision making and goal achievement, which is especially true in current times. Considering this aspect the purpose of the current study was to look at the connection between psychological empowerment, cognitive flexibility, perseverative thinking and self-control and to study the interaction of cognitive flexibility, perseverative thinking, and self-control concerning psychological empowerment in present times. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample. The study sample was university students of upper-middle and higher socioeconomic backgrounds aged between 18 and 25 years, from urban domicile. Product Moment Correlation and Regression analysis was administered to test the hypothesis. The result showed that the dimensions of psychological empowerment were significantly correlated with cognitive flexibility, self-control and perseverance, also the three variables of the study (cognitive flexibility, perseverative thinking, and self-control) significantly contributed variance in predicting psychological empowerment. This research implicates that there are clear potential benefits to delivering effective intervention for youth so that they can be taught ego depletion strategies which in turn leads to long term goal satisfaction.


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Dr. Sudha Rathore, Tavishi Limaye, & Kritika Bhair. (2024). EXPLORATORY ROLE OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL FACTORS ON PSYCHOLOGICAL EMPOWERMENT AMONG YOUTH. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 10(1). https://doi.org/10.21276/IERJ24338506932052