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PHO Grand Rounds: Self-efficacy elicitation interviews and scale construction: A methodology employed in global health research in Guatemala
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Research and Collaboration; Health Promotion
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties

Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) is one of the most commonly applied health behaviour theories. This presentation will outline how self-efficacy, a major construct of SCT, was used as a lens to explore the barriers indigenous women from rural Guatemala face in accessing and using family planning methods. The resulting context and behaviour-specific family planning self-efficacy scale will be presented.

This application of elicitation interview methodology will be of interest to public health professionals who seek to understand the multiple types of barriers (individual, social, structural) that people face in carrying out particular health behaviours relevant to their fields.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Emma Richardson

Emma Richardson is a CIHR-funded doctoral candidate in the fourth year of her Social and Behavioural Health Sciences doctorate at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Her research in the area of reproductive health in Guatemala is supervised by PHO’s Dr. Kenneth Allison and builds on her half-decade of experience working with the United Nations in Central America.

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