The Relationship Between Percieved Self-Efficacy and Postpartum Self-Care Behaviors in Adolescent Mothers
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Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: This descriptive research study aimed to determine the relationship between perceived self efficacy and postpartum self care behaviors in adolescent mothers.The Bandura's Perceived Self Efficacy Theory (1977) was employed as a theoretical framework. Methods: A questionnaire was developed to gather data in relation to perceived self efficacy and postpartum self care behaviors in adolescent mothers. Content validity was examined by five experts. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient of the two parts of the questionnaires (perceived self efficacy and postpartum self care behaviors) were 0.82 and 0.70 respectively. A sample of 229 adolescent mothers who delivered a baby and admitted at the postnatal care unit Sawanpracharak Nakhonsawan Hospital from January to August 2013 participation in this study. Results: The findings indicated that 50.1 percent of adolescent mothers had the moderate level of perceived self efficacy. And 80.2 percent of adolescent mothers had the high level of postpartum self care behaviors. Conclusion: There was a significantly positive correlation between perceived self efficacy and postpartum self care behaviors in adolescent mothers. (r = 0.39, p-value less than 0.01).