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Self-Efficacy - Psychology Definition of the Week

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideSeptember 2, 2011

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According to psychologist Albert Bandura, self-efficacy is our belief in our ability to succeed in certain situations. The concept plays a major role in Bandura's social learning theory, which focuses on how personality is shaped by social experience and observational learning.

Your sense of self-efficacy has a major influence on how you approach challenges and goals. When confronted with a challenge, do you believe that you can succeed or are you convinced that you will fail? People with strong self-efficacy are those who believe that they are capable of performing well. These people are more likely to view challenges as something to be mastered rather than avoided.

Learn more in this definition of self-efficacy.

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September 13, 2011 at 7:52 am
(1) Garey Simmons says:

This was helpful in explaining why I have

• Broke Board with Hand
• Broke 28” target arrow with my neck
• Bent 8 foot rebar with neck
• Completed 2 ropes courses
• Zip Lined 150 feet up in the redwoods
• Dove into a freezing ice cold lake head first.
• Bungee jumped off 200 foot bridge at Mt. Whistler over raging gorge
• Walked across 1200 degree hot coals 33 feet long, twice.

I needed to conquer fear.

Efficacy = Experience / Competence Continuum. = Practice.

The more you try something, the more competent you become. That?s how we learned to tie our shoes.

1. Must determine its what you really want
2. Practice
3. Practice
4. Practice
5. Pavlovian Response

November 7, 2012 at 3:05 am
(2) Munir, Baderel says:

I don?t comment about your explanation, but I hope you give me instrumen for measurement self effecacy some one

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