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|Title:||What leads to the expectation to return to work? Insights from a Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPD) model of future work outcomes||Contributor(s):||Dunstan, Debra (author) ; Covic, Tanya (author); Tyson, Graham A (author)||Publication Date:||2013||Open Access:||Yes||DOI:||10.3233/WOR-2012-1481||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13533||Abstract:||Objective: This study used a Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) model to identify the factors inﬂuencing the future work expectations and outcomes of employees with a musculoskeletal injury. Participants: Australians with a compensable work injury (N = 174), mean age = 43.7 years, 53.2% male, 48.3% back injury, and 34.2% unskilled. Methods: A TPB model of the target behavior 'working, or continuing to work ... three months from now' was constructed. A questionnaire measuring the model's components was completed at baseline and three-months follow-up. Results: The model met standard psychometric requirements. Attitude, Subjective Norm and Perceived Behavioral Control explained 76% of the variance in Behavioral Intention (R²=0.76, p <0.001). Behavioral Intention (the expectation to return to work) explained 51% of the variance in work participation at follow-up (Nagelkerke R²=0.51, p <0.001; sensitivity=86.4%, speciﬁcity = 71.2%). The strength of key inﬂuences on expectations varied according to employment status, but included the availability of modiﬁed duties, social aspects of work, the opinion of the treating doctor, co-worker support, pain, and functional limitations. Conclusion: The TPB is a useful theoretical model and conceptual framework for identifying the inﬂuences on future work expectations and integrating the biopsychosocial determinants of return to work (RTW) found in the empirical literature.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 46(1), p. 25-37||Publisher:||IOS Press||Place of Publication:||The Netherlands||ISSN:||1875-9270
|Field of Research (FOR):||170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 203
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