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 versionOccupational Therapy International. 2018, 2018 1-5. 10.1155/2018/2962747
Background. Occupational therapy students need to develop self-efcacy for managing the therapeutic relationship in practice. Tis study examined the 10-month trajectories of Norwegian students’ self-efcacy for use of self. Methods. Eighty-nine students completed self-efcacy questionnaires related to the use of self afer a workshop and at 3- and 10-month follow-up. Changes on the three outcome measures (self-efcacy 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-efcacy for therapeutic mode use (partial �2 = 0.44, � < 0.001), for recognizing clients’ interpersonal characteristics (partial �2 = 0.81, � < 0.001), and for managing interpersonal events (partial �2 = 0.32, � < 0.001). Conclusion. Te increased self-efcacy for use of self that was found at 3-month follow-up was maintained at 10-month follow-up. Te results indicate that students may experience a boost in self-efcacy for therapeutic use of self afer a brief workshop and that these changes can be sustained over time.