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The Need for Third-Party Help in Separation Conflicts : The influence of social support and self-efficacy on the needs of people and a complementary comparison of people’s need for third-party help and the actual third-party involvement to meet those needs.

Trindeitmar, C. (2014) The Need for Third-Party Help in Separation Conflicts : The influence of social support and self-efficacy on the needs of people and a complementary comparison of people’s need for third-party help and the actual third-party involvement to meet those needs.

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Abstract:This research investigates the need for third-party help in separation conflicts. Particularly, the needs for emotional and/or informational/procedural third-party help were expected to be influenced by certain determinants: 1) the external determinant social support, which is supposed the help one receives from his social environment (e.g. friends and family) having emotional and informational aspects, and 2) the internal determinant self-efficacy, which defines the degree to what people think they can succeed when conquering an obstacle. The current study is part of a bigger study that cooperates with the Dutch Aid Desk; data from the online questionnaire is investigated with the help of regression analyses. Most significant results are concerned with self-efficacy: high scores on self-efficacy lead to less need for emotional as well as informational/procedural third-party help. The determinant social support did not indicate to have influence on the needs of people. As expected, self-efficacy moderated the influence of social support on needs for third-party help. In the discussion I will give advice for further research; since people seem not to involve the help form third-party institutions that fits their needs best, future implications have to focus on how to contribute to the appropriate third-party involvement.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/64813
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