Title

Brief Report: Measuring Self-Efficacy with Female Adolescents Who are Conduct Disordered: Validation of the Program Efficacy Scale

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1991

Department

Psychology

Abstract

This study focused on measuring self-efficacy with 44 female conduct disordered youth involuntarily placed in a long-term residential setting. The Program Efficacy Scale (PES) was developed as a measure of self-efficacy linked specifically to program completion. Construct validity for this measure was assessed by correlating it to the Generalized Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE) developed by Tipton and Worthington (1984) and other measures of program success. The PES was found to be significantly related to the GSE, length of placement, level of program achievement, and effort ratings by staff. Possible uses for the PES in predicting success or failure with youth in residential settings are discussed.

Publication Title

Behavioral Residential Treatment

DOI

10.1002/bin.2360060407