The course of self-efficacy for therapeutic use of self in Norwegian occupational therapy students: a 10-month follow-up study
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Original versionSchwank, K., Carstensen, T., Yazdani, F. & Bonsaksen, T. (2018). The course of self-efficacy for therapeutic use of self in Norwegian occupational therapy students: a 10-month follow-up study. Occupational Therapy International, 2018 (Article ID 2962747). doi: 10.1155/2018/2962747 http://doi.org/10.1155/2018/2962747
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 = 0.44, ), for recognizing clients’ interpersonal characteristics (partial = 0.81, ), and for managing interpersonal events (partial , ). 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.
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation
SeriesOccupational Therapy International;2018(Article ID 2962747)
JournalOccupational Therapy International
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