Self-blame, self-efficacy, and adjustment to abortion.

  title={Self-blame, self-efficacy, and adjustment to abortion.},
  author={Pat Mueller and Brittny Major},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={57 6},
The causal impact of attributions and coping self-efficacy on adjustment to abortion was examined. Two hundred and eighty-three women were randomly assigned prior to their abortion to 1 of 3 counseling interventions: 1 designed to alter attributions for unwanted pregnancy (ATT-INT), 1 designed to raise coping expectations (EXP-INT), or a control (standard counseling) group. Depression, mood, anticipated consequences, and physical complaints were assessed postabortion. Women in the ATT-INT or… CONTINUE READING