Share of Self-Efficacy, Self-Esteem and Achievement Motivation in Predicting Quality of Life of Physically Disabled Youth in Shahrekord
Ravānshināsī-i Afrād-i Istis̠nāyī
The purpose of this study is to determine the share of self-efficacy, self-esteem and achievement motivation in predicting quality of life of physically disabled youth in Shahrekord. For sampling, 70 members of institutes for disabled persons in Shahrekordare selected randomly in spring of 2011. Subjects' quality of life, self- efficacy, self- esteem, and achievement motivation are measured by WHOQOL-BREF, general self-efficacy scale, Rosenberg's self-esteem scale, and Herman's achievement
... 's achievement motivation questionnaire respectively. For assessing demographic characteristics, a researcher-made questionnaire is used. Descriptive statistics and stepwise regression is used for data analysis. The results of stepwise regression show that self-efficacy can significantly predict the rate of quality of life in physically disabled young persons(P=0.002), but adding each one of self- esteem and achievement motivation variables to self-efficacy variable cannot increase significantly the power of prediction of quality of life in these subjects. As conclusion, self- efficacy has an important role in explaining the quality of life in physically disabled young persons.Thus, based on the findings of this research, it is suggested that the self-efficacy training programs be performed for individuals with physical disabilities at medical and educational centers.