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Work-related self-efficacy among community residents with psychiatric disabilities

Waghorn, Geoff , Chant, David , & King, Robert (2005) Work-related self-efficacy among community residents with psychiatric disabilities. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 29(2), pp. 105-113.

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Abstract

A new measure of work-related self-efficacy for people with psychiatric disabilities is reported. The 37-item scale measures self-efficacy in four relevant activity domains: 1) vocational service access and career planning, 2) job acquisition, 3) work-related social skills, and 4) general work skills. The scale was developed in a 12-month longitudinal survey of urban residents diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder (n = 104). Results indicate validity of both a four-factor structure differentiating four core skill domains, and a single factor representing total work-related self-efficacy. The favorable psychometric properties support further research and trial applications in supported employment and psychiatric vocational rehabilitation.

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ID Code: 46461
Item Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.2975/29.2005.105.113
ISSN: 1095-158X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Boston University
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2011 14:23
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:36

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