BlueSun, Inc. founder, Dr. Charles Benight, presented some of his latest research at the 8th Annual Conference of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) in Seattle, WA. The Importance of Self-Appraisals of Coping Capability in Predicting Engagement in a Web Intervention for Trauma was a study conducted using BlueSun’s My Trauma Recovery web application and found important predictors of engagement.
According to social cognitive theory, self-efficacy appraisals are a critical component of self-regulation and are highly predictive of behavioral outcomes (Bandura, 1997). The purpose of this study was to test the predictive power of coping self-efficacy appraisals in understanding engagement with a web intervention for traumatic stress (My Trauma Recovery). The study findings support the utility of coping self-efficacy for trauma as a predictor of engagement with a module related to trauma memories and suggest those with lower coping self-efficacy appraisals may avoid critical aspects of a web-intervention system and may need additional support. The full text of the presentations is available in pdf format.
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