Predictors of general self-efficacy and self-esteem in occupational therapy students: A cross-sectional study
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This is an author's accepted manuscript of an article published in bonsaksen, t. (2015). predictors of general self-efficacy and self-esteem in occupational therapy students: a cross-sectional study. occupational therapy in mental health, 31(3), 298-310. [copyright taylor & francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0164212 x.2015.1055536
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Original versionBonsaksen, T. (2015). Predictors of general self-efficacy and self-esteem in occupational therapy students: A cross-sectional study. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 31(3), 298-310. doi: 10.1080/0164212X.2015.1055536 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0164212X.2015.1055536
A national survey reported college students showed higher risk of mental health problems than the general population. Using selfefficacy and self-esteem as indicators of mental health, this study explores sociodemographic, relational, educational, and work factors associated with these outcomes. A sample of 148 occupational therapy students in Norway participated, and data were analyzed with multiple linear regression. Factors associated with positive self-efficacy and self-esteem were higher general satisfaction with the education program, amount of time spent on self-study, and being male. Implications are attention toward female students’ self-perceptions, improving the learning environment, and encouraging students to do more self-study.