End Of Treatment Abstinence Self Efficacy

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Crouch, T. B., DiClemente, C. C., & Pitts, S. C. (2015). End-of-treatment abstinence self-efficacy, behavioral processes of change, and posttreatment drinking outcomes in Project MATCH. Psychology Of Addictive Behaviors, 29(3), 706-715. doi:10.1037/adb0000086 In this journal article, the researchers observe the relationship between self-efficacy, behavioral process of change and alcoholism. Self-efficacy is one’s belief that they will be able to succeed in specific situations. According to the study, they found that only 14.6% of Americans with an alcohol problem have sought treatment. The article states that self-efficacy has been studied as a predictor of relapse for alcoholics. They saw a direct correlation between alcohol abstinence and high self-efficacy. There is not much information of the relation between self-efficacy and the behavior process of change. However, researchers have made hypotheses relating self-efficacy to general coping. It has been shown that successful coping leads to a higher self-efficacy as well. It is important to know that alcohol is a poor way of coping with problems. The research that was conducted was unbiased and looked at real results of how long people were able to stay away from alcohol, as well as psychological evaluations of their emotional state. Each of the participants of the study were evaluated and their self-efficacy was evaluated as either positive or negative. The goal of this research was to show…

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