A brief intervention changing oral self-care, self-efficacy, and self-monitoring
Schwarzer, Ralf, Antoniuk, Agata and Gholami, Maryam. (2015) A brief intervention changing oral self-care, self-efficacy, and self-monitoring. British Journal of Health Psychology. 20(1), pp. 56 - 67. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12091
|Authors||Schwarzer, Ralf, Antoniuk, Agata and Gholami, Maryam|
Background and aim: The roles of self‐efficacy and self‐monitoring as proximal predictors of dental flossing frequency are studied in the context of an oral health intervention.
Materials and methods: A study among 287 university students, aged 19 to 26 years, compared an intervention group that received a brief self‐regulatory treatment, with a passive and an active control group. Dental flossing, self‐efficacy, and self‐monitoring were assessed at baseline and 3 weeks later.
Results: The intervention led to an increase in dental flossing regardless of experimental condition. However, treatment‐specific gains were documented for self‐efficacy and self‐monitoring. Moreover, changes in the latter two served as mediators in a path model, linking the intervention with subsequent dental flossing and yielding significant indirect effects.
Conclusions: Self‐efficacy and self‐monitoring play a mediating role in facilitating dental flossing. Interventions that aim at an improvement in oral self‐care should consider using these constructs.
|Journal||British Journal of Health Psychology|
|Journal citation||20 (1), pp. 56 - 67|
|Publisher||British Psychological Society|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12091|
|Page range||56 - 67|
|Research Group||Institute for Positive Psychology and Education|
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|Place of publication||United Kingdom|
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