The Effects of American Sign Language on General Self-Efficacy and Anxiety Among Mothers in a Residential Rehabilitation Facility for Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse Article

cited authors

  • Kissel, BJ; Rocco, TS; Reio, TG; Bango-Sanchez, V

abstract

  • This experimental study tests the effects of an intervention where recovering illicit drug- and substance-abusing mothers were taught American Sign Language as a means for improving general self-efficacy and reducing state anxiety as related to parenting their infant/child. Findings demonstrated that the experimental group exhibited higher general self-efficacy and lower state anxiety. In essence, there was evidence of an increase in the mother's efficaciousness and a decrease in state anxiety. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 143

end page

  • 159

volume

  • 9

issue

  • 2