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Self-efficacy and the sense of coherence: narrative review and a conceptual synthesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19768348     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, the authors develop an exploratory synthesis of two major health concepts: Antonovsky's sense of coherence and Bandura's beliefs in one's own efficacy. Reinterpretation of each study in the light of the other can lead to greater conceptual development and expand existing knowledge. The mutual themes are presented with an explanation of their contribution to broader conceptual discussions. The existence of some similarities between the two concepts is suggested. Researchers can obtain valuable and additional arguments through cross-fertilization of ideas across presented studies united by shared assumptions. Further research is recommended among various age groups and social backgrounds in order to verify the possible benefits of such theoretical development. Theoretical and practical implications of such a synthesis are presented.
Paul Posadzki; Nel Glass
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-09-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  TheScientificWorldJournal     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1537-744X     ISO Abbreviation:  ScientificWorldJournal     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-21     Completed Date:  2009-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101131163     Medline TA:  ScientificWorldJournal     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  924-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Medicine, Health Policy, and Practice, University of East Anglia, NorwichNR4 7TJ, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Concept Formation*
Health Behavior
Health Promotion
Mental Health
Self Concept*
Self Efficacy*

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