self-efficacy

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self-ef·fi·ca·cy

(self-ef'i-kă-sē),
A person's estimate or personal judgment of his or her own ability to succeed in reaching a specific goal, for example, quitting smoking or losing weight, or a more general goal, for example, continuing to remain at a prescribed weight level.

self-ef·fi·ca·cy

(self-ef'i-kă-sē)
Belief that one is capable of accomplishing a behavior or developing a competency.

self-efficacy

in social cognitive theory, a person's belief in their ability to execute the behaviours necessary to achieve desired outcomes. In contrast to self-confidence, self-efficacy refers to beliefs about specific behaviours in specific situations. self-efficacy level the individual's beliefs about their expected level of performance attainment, ranging from easy to difficult, such as a tennis player's beliefs about the percentage of first serves they could successfully make in a match. self-efficacy strength the degree of certainty with which an individual expects to successfully execute a behaviour. See also outcome expectancy.

self-efficacy (selfˈ-eˑ·fi·k·sē),

adj positive subjective assessment of one's ability to cope with a given situation; sense of personal power.

self-ef·fi·ca·cy

(self-ef'i-kă-sē)
Person's estimate or personal judgment of his or her own ability to succeed in reaching a specific or more general goal.
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Despite extensive studies in vocational behavior about the role of self efficacy, there has been little consideration of the role of self efficacy for career self management (King, 2004).
The SEE has been further adapted in order to increase relevance in a spinal cord injury population (Spinal Cord Injury Self Efficacy Scale--ESES) (Kroll et al 2007).
For older players, golf self efficacy is likely to play a key role in allowing for the maintenance of their skills over time, as well as serving as a buffer against age-related declines in golf skills (Baltes & Baltes, 1990).
Self efficacy for self-regulated learning: A validation study.
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A key to changing consumer levels of self efficacy for the rehabilitation professional is to identify positive reinforcement for behavior change (Bandura, 1992).
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College students and AIDS awareness: The effects of condom perception and self efficacy.

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