ERIC Number: EJ1137272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Intent to Sustain Use of a Mental Health Innovation by School Providers: What Matters Most?
Livet, Melanie; Yannayon, Mary; Kocher, Kelly; McMillen, Janey
Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, v10 n2 p127-146 2017
Despite innovations being routinely introduced in schools to support the mental health of students, few are successfully maintained over time. This study explores the role of innovation characteristics, individual attitudes and skills, and organizational factors in school providers' decisions to continue use of "Centervention," a technology-based tool that supports implementation of evidence-based mental health interventions (EBIs). Data were collected from 44 providers through online surveys following use of "Centervention" over a one-year period. When considered with individual and organizational factors, experience with "Centervention" (usability, usefulness and satisfaction) was found to be the most influential predictor of intent to sustain use. Results reinforce the importance of (1) differentiating between factors that predict initial adoption vs. those that enable sustainability and (2) tailoring sustainability decision models to the nature of the innovation. They also support the need to incorporate strategies to enhance provider experience during implementation of an innovation.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Evidence Based Practice, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Predictor Variables, Usability, Satisfaction, Sustainability, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Resources, Readiness, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Online Surveys, Elementary Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; Florida
Grant or Contract Numbers: 2R44MH08437503