Predictors of general self-efficacy and self-esteem in occupational therapy students: A cross-sectional study

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Publication date

2015-09-18

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Occupational Therapy in Mental Health;31(3)

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Taylor & Francis

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Abstract

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.

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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/10.1080/0164212X.2015.1055536

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10642/2807