Self-efficacy and clinical performance: a physiotherapy example

Jones, Anne, and Sheppard, Lorraine (2011) Self-efficacy and clinical performance: a physiotherapy example. Advances in Physiotherapy, 13 (2). pp. 79-83.

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Self-efficacy can be seen as a link between knowledge, skill and performance. This study compared the self-efficacy score and clinical score for physiotherapy students following their pre-clinical training and those students who received 8 h of additional simulation training. Thus it may be that self-efficacy can be an outcome of education and plays an important role in how students perform on clinical placements. Correlations between self-efficacy score and weekly clinical scores were undertaken for the control and intervention groups. Significant positive correlations for the control group occurred between the total self-efficacy score and total clinical score at weeks 2 and 5 with a Spearman rho of 0.59 and 0.69, respectively. For the participants who received simulation training (intervention), negative correlations were found for the total self-efficacy score and total clinical score at week 1 with a Spearman rho of −0.72. Those students who received simulation training appeared to overestimate their performance, as determined by their self-efficacy questionnaire results. For those students who did not receive additional training, their self-efficacy tended to match their clinical ability.

Item ID: 15875
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1651-1948
Keywords: allied health, clinical education, confidence
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2011 03:02
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110317 Physiotherapy @ 80%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) @ 90%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum @ 10%
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