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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2014, 12(2): 153-165 Back to browse issues page
M Mirghaforvand 1, S Mohmmad Alizadeh Charanabi 1, N Tavananezhad 1, M Karkhaneh 1
1- Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
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   Received: 18 Jan , 2014 Accepted: 19 Mar , 2014


  Background & aims: It is believed that to be successful in behavior changes and health promotion, individuals need to find themselves efficient to overcome possible barriers of behavior change. Considering the important role of self-efficacy in health promotion and importance of adolescence period in the lifetime, this study aimed to determine the self-efficacy status and its effective factors in adolescents aged 14 to 18 years in Sanandaj.

  Materials & Methods: This study was conducted on 1,500 adolescents aged 14-18 years (750 boys and 750 girls) enrolled in public, semi-public and private schools in Sanandaj. The random sampling method was used. We used the Sherer general self-efficacy scale and socio-demographic questionnaire. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to determine socio-demographic predictors of self-efficacy.

  Results: The mean (standard deviation) score of self-efficacy was 3.60 (0.59) of the possible range score of 1-5. There was significant correlation between self-efficacy and variables of current suffering from disease, continuous drug use, course of study, field of study, father's job and household income level. This variables accounted for 3% of the variance in adolescents' self-efficacy score.

  Conclusion : Based on the findings of this study, the self-efficacy score was average upward. With attention to significant impact of the self-efficacy on health promoting behaviors and reduction of risky behaviors, it is necessary to offer strategies to increase adolescent self-efficacy.


Keywords: Self-efficacy, Adolescent, Population Characteristics
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Mirghaforvand M, Mohmmad Alizadeh Charanabi S, Tavananezhad N, Karkhaneh M. SELF-EFFICACY IN ADOLESCENTS AND ITS SOCIO DEMOGRAPHIC PREDICTORS. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2014; 12 (2) :153-165
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مجله دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی ارومیه  Journal of Urmia Nursing And Midwifery Faculty
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