Is the Concept of Self-Regulation Useful for Supporting Effective Implementation in Community Settings?

Rebecca H. Roppolo, Jenna McWilliam, William A. Aldridge II, Robin H. Jenkins, Renee I. Boothroyd, & LaTanya R. Moore

From the abstract: "The literature and utility of self-regulation extends beyond individuals; a critical factor for successful and sustainable implementation of evidence-based programs in a community setting may be the capacity of teams to self-regulate implementation processes. The conceptual foundation of this proposal is explored and definitions of the five dimensions of self-regulation for implementation processes are provided. Practice examples illustrate how the provision of external implementation support to build self-regulatory capacity among implementation teams adopting and scaling-up EBPs in the local community setting has shaped and refined the proposed definitions to better reflect the work on-the-ground. The role of external implementation support providers in developing implementation team self-regulation is explored and practice strategies to promote self-regulation are provided. Implications and directions for future research are discussed."

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Citation: Roppolo, R. H., McWilliam, J., Aldridge, W. A., II, Jenkins, R. H., Boothroyd, R. I., & Moore, L. R. (2019). Is the concept of self-regulation useful for supporting effective implementation in community settings? Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 22, 118-128.
DOI: 10.1007/s10567-019-00286-0