Date of Award
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Tracy D. Arnold
The purpose of this research study was to examine the level of self-efficacy for new mothers attending a formal breastfeeding education compared to those that did not. Participants were asked to complete the Breast Feeding Self-Efficacy Scale - Short Form via telephone. Twenty primigravida mothers who were breastfeeding at the time of discharge agreed to participate. A Pearson correlation coefficient was calculated examining the relationship between the participant's level of self-efficacy and participation in formal breastfeeding. The Pearson correlation coefficient was positive but was not statistically significant ( r (18)= .250, p > .05) indicating no relationship between the participant's self-efficacy score and participation in formal breastfeeding education.
Coffey, Rhonda, "Breastfeeding Education: Improving Initiation and Duration of Breastfeeding" (2014). Nursing Theses and Capstone Projects. Paper 7.