ERIC Number: EJ1020513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
The Relationship between Self-Efficacy and Help Evasion
Persson, Roger; Cleal, Bryan; Jakobsen, Mette Øllgaard; Villadsen, Ebbe; Andersen, Lars L.
Health Education & Behavior, v41 n1 p7-11 Feb 2014
Objective: To examine the relationship between self-efficacy and not wanting help to change health behaviors. Method: All employees in the Danish police department were invited to respond to an electronic questionnaire. All respondents expressing a desire to change health behaviors in relation to smoking ("n" = 845), alcohol ("n" = 684), eating ("n" = 4431), and physical activity ("n" = 5179) and who subsequently responded to questions on self-efficacy were included. Results: Both the bivariate and multiple regression analyses showed that all four specific self-efficacy scores were positively related to reporting that one did not want help. Conclusion: A high belief in one's own ability to change lifestyle behaviors in relation to smoking, alcohol, eating, and physical activity may lead to avoidance of help offers in a workplace setting.
Descriptors: Correlation, Help Seeking, Behavior Change, Smoking, Drinking, Eating Habits, Physical Activity Level, Work Environment, Multiple Regression Analysis, Internet, Questionnaires, Police, Health Behavior, Self Efficacy, Scores, Predictor Variables, Measures (Individuals)
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark