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The course of self-efficacy for therapeutic use of self in Norwegian occupational therapy students: A 10-month follow-up study

Abstract

Background. Occupational therapy students need to develop self-efficacy for managing the therapeutic relationship in practice. This study examined the 10-month trajectories of Norwegian students’ self-efficacy for use of self. Methods. Eighty-nine students completed self-efficacy questionnaires related to the use of self after a workshop and at 3- and 10-month follow-up. Changes on the three outcome measures (self-efficacy for therapeutic mode use, for recognizing clients’ interpersonal characteristics, and for managing interpersonal events) were analyzed with repeated measures ANOVA. Results. Across the follow-up period, the students improved their self-efficacy for therapeutic mode use (partial n^2 = 0.44, p < 0.001), for recognizing clients’ interpersonal characteristics (partial n^2 = 0.81, p < 0.001), and for managing interpersonal events (partial n^2 = 0.32, p < 0.001). Conclusion. The increased self-efficacy for use of self that was found at 3-month follow-up was maintained at 10-month follow-up. The results indicate that students may experience a boost in self-efficacy for therapeutic use of self after a brief workshop and that these changes can be sustained over time.

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Authors

Schwank, Kathrin
Carstensen, Tove
Yazdani, Farzaneh
Bonsaksen, Tore

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences\Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

Dates

Year of publication: 2018
Date of RADAR deposit: 2018-10-09


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