Vulnerabilidade ao stress, autoeficácia e motivação para o tratamento em toxicodependentes

  • Sónia Margarida Marinho Gonçalves Cerqueira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Drug addiction is a growing concern reality at present and, therefore it’s crucial to understand the variables that can be related to the motivation for treatment as well as prevention of relapse, in particular vulnerability and stress -efficacy . Thus this study seeks to understand the relationship between vulnerability to stress, self-efficacy and motivation for the treatment of users of of users of drug addicts. In addition we intend to determine vulnerability to stress these individuals, identify the main sources of vulnerability to stress, to understand what levels of self-efficacy and motivation for treatment. This is a quantitative, correlational, with a sample of 47, 27 being of the Human Project Community and the 20 Adaúfe community. The evaluation took place just a moment, and is therefore a cross-sectional study. The results showed vulnerability to elevated levels of stress, medium efficacy levels, with higher efficacy social dimension and motivation for treatment, the size precontemplative higher. Significant differences were found with regard to education, with participants with less education have higher efficiency míveis permanent adversity, taking into account the age of onset of consumption and the consumption that started later have higher levels of ongoing effectiveness of adversity, overall efficacy, higher levels of motivation at the stage of contemplation and action and taking into account the family history of consumption , and those who have no family history of consumption have higher levels of motivation in the contemplation stage, action and the total scale of motivation . Finally, we found significant positive correlations between vulnerability to stress and between self-efficacy and selfefficacy and motivation for treatment. We conclude that self-efficacy and motivation are presented as predictors of therapeutic success and that despite the participants to give high levels of vulnerability to stress, also have high self-efficacy and motivation.
Date of Award2014
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorEleonora Cunha Veiga Costa (Supervisor)


  • Vulnerability to stress
  • Self-efficacy
  • Treatment motivation
  • Addiction


  • Mestrado em Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde

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