The relationship between employment-related self-efficacy and quality of life following traumatic brain injury

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2009, vol. 54, issue 3, pp 299-305
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Objectives: Tllis study examines the relative contribution of employment-related Rnd general selfefficacy to perceptions of quality of life (QoL) for individuals with traumatic brain injury. Design: Correlational. Setting: Community-based research and training center. Participants: 427 individuals with self-reported TBI under the age of 65 were included in analysis. Mail, Outcome Measure: Employment related self-efficacy, general self-efficacy, perceived quality of life (PQoL), unmet important needs (UIN). Results: Significant correlations were found between income. injury severity, age at injury, and employment and the QoL variables. In addition. employment-related and general self-efficacy correlated positively with both PQoL and UrN. Employment-related and general self-efficacy accouuted for 16% of the variance in PQoL and 9.5% of the variance in UIN, over and above other vadables traditionally associated with QoL. Conclusiolns: These findings highlight the importance of including subjective appraisals of employment, such AS perceived self-efficacy at the workplace, in assessing QoL and successful return to work following TBL
Tsaousides T., Warshowsky A., Ashman T.A., Cantor J.B., Spielman L., Gordon W.A.
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