Interventions to increase self-efficacy in the context of addiction behaviours: a systematic literature review


Hyde , J., Hankins , M., Deale , A. and Marteau , T.M. (2008) Interventions to increase self-efficacy in the context of addiction behaviours: a systematic literature review. Journal of Health Psychology, 13, (5), 607-623. (doi:10.1177/1359105308090933). (PMID:18519435).

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This article describes the effectiveness of interventions aimed at increasing self-efficacy and consequently, changing addiction behaviours. Electronic databases were searched and bibliographies of retrieved references scanned. Ten studies targeting tobacco smoking, alcohol and illicit drug use met the inclusion criteria. The interventions ranged from computer-generated tailored letters to intensive group-based interventions. Seven of the 10 studies reported positive effects of interventions upon self-efficacy. The two that assessed behaviour change reported a significant effect but as neither performed mediation analyses, behaviour change could not reliably be attributed to self-efficacy change. In conclusion, self-efficacy can be increased using a range of methods. There is, however, little evidence to determine whether such increases change behaviour

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1359-1053 (print)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education
ePrint ID: 187357
Date Deposited: 17 May 2011 14:28
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:41
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/187357

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