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ERIC Number: EJ934878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Self-Efficacy and Stress of Staff Managing Challenging Behaviours of People with Learning Disabilities
Cudre-Mauroux, Annick
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v39 n3 p181-189 Sep 2011
Self-efficacy has been reported to play a significant role in stress levels of parents facing challenging behaviours of their children with learning disabilities. The role of self-efficacy has also been found to affect the stress levels of professional caregivers in such situations. To understand the implications of staff self-efficacy in stressful situations of challenging behaviours, its inscription in transactional stress process will be considered. As a result, this study investigates this relationship through a qualitative design. Semi-structured interview format was selected. Theoretical indicators of self-efficacy regarding particular stress stages were identified in a categorical analysis. A case study method was used to promote the apparition of ecological data and enhance comprehension of inter-influences. Findings highlight the importance of adequate measures of self-efficacy regarding its insertion in particular contexts. Moreover, different forms of self-efficacy related to the coping process are suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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