The relationship between general and specific self-efficacy during the decision-making process considering treatment

Jolanta Życińska , Alicja Kuciej , Joanna Syska-Sumińska

Abstract

The aim of the study was to confirm the mediation effects of the task-specific self-efficacy on the relationship between the general self-efficacy and intention and planning considering treatment. The study comprised 265 subjects, of which 165 were post-mastectomy women and 100 patients hospitalized due to acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The variables were assessed using the Generalized Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES) and tools developed to examine the context of treatment. The data were analyzed using the bootstrapping procedure. The results confirmed the indirect effects of task-specific self-efficacy, both in women making a decision to undergo breast reconstruction, and in patients after ACS formulating intention to change risk behaviours. As smoking was considered to be a moderator in the post-ACS group, the obtained associations were observed only among the patients declaring quitting smoking. In view of the fact that task-specific self-efficacy is susceptible to context (e.g. it may depend on quitting smoking), it is useful to assess it in order to increase treatment effectiveness. 
Author Jolanta Życińska (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Katowicach)
Jolanta Życińska,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Katowicach
, Alicja Kuciej
Alicja Kuciej ,,
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, Joanna Syska-Sumińska
Joanna Syska-Sumińska,,
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Journal seriesPolish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2012
Vol43
No4
Pages278-287
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
DOIDOI:10.2478/v10059-012-0031-4
URL http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ppb.2012.43.issue-4/v10059-012-0031-4/v10059-012-0031-4.xml?format=INT
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2012 = 0.257
Citation count*9 (2020-10-27)
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