social cognitive theory


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social cognitive theory

a general theory or class of theories of human behaviour based on the assumption that thoughts, beliefs and expectations influence behaviour and that these are shaped by the person's social environment. Also known as social learning theory.
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Additionally, social cognitive theory suggests that people are capable of self-regulating (Bandura, 1991).
The panelists were University professors of which two were experts in social cognitive theory, two were experts in instrument development, and two were experts in working with middle school students.
Social cognitive theory of careers and individuals with serious mental health disorders: Implications for psychiatric rehabilitation programs.
Predicting childhood obesity prevention behaviors using social cognitive theory.
Computer Self-Efficacy (CSE) is a special application of the more general construct of self-efficacy, which is a key element of social cognitive theory developed in the field of learning and individual behavior (Bandura, 1977).
The second group (41) listened to an "enhanced" podcast specifically designed by the researchers and modeled on social cognitive theory.
Functionalism, symbolic interaction, and social cognitive theory contributed to CT&R.
Thus, social cognitive theory as utilized in the SCCT model may be ideally suited to the study of entrepreneurs and new businesses.
The social cognitive theory model also depends on the patient's self-efficacy and the degree to which the patient believes that making changes will lead to a positive outcome.
According to the social cognitive theory, humans possess self-directive abilities that enable them to exercise control over their thoughts, feelings, and actions, based on the consequences of their actions.
With respect to specific theories, the authors did not find empirical support for the Health Belief Model whereas they did find support for the information-motivation-behavioural skills (IMB) model, the theory of reasoned action, the theory of planned behaviour, and social cognitive theory.
Grounded in Bandura's (1986) social cognitive theory, SCCT examines how career and academic interests mature, how career choices are developed, and how these choices are turned into action.