Self-efficacy as a mediator for the relationship between secure attachment style and employment status in individuals with spinal cord injuries

Emre Umucu, Beatrice Lee, Jia Rung Wu, Fong Chan, John Blake, Jessica Brooks, Denise Catalano

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PURPOSE: To evaluate the mediation effect of self-efficacy on the relationship between secure attachment and employment status of people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). DESIGN: Quantitative descriptive research design using logistic regression, multiple regression, and correlational techniques. METHODS: One hundred and ninety individuals with SCI were recruited from the Canadian Paraplegic Association. Only individuals ages between 25-54 years (prime working age) were selected for this study. RESULTS: Secure attachment and self-efficacy were significantly related to employment status. Self-efficacy was found to be a significant mediator of the relationship between secure attachment and employment status. CONCLUSION: Results provide support for the importance of building a strong working alliance and helping individuals with SCI in the professional practice of rehabilitation counseling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-106
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy

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