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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The correlation results of this study do align with a similar study conducted by Matthews (2007) that found the students whose teachers used mastery goals had significantly higher self-efficacy than the students whose teachers used performance goals.
Self-efficacy plays an important role in motivation and learning (Bandura, 1997).
Structured abstract: Introduction: The Teacher Efficacy in Deafblindness Education Scale (TEDE) was developed to expand the construct of self-efficacy to teach children with deaf-blindness.
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In the more challenging early years of teaching, novice teachers with a higher sense of teacher self-efficacy are more likely to persist and stay in the profession (Knobloch & Whittington, 2002).
Recently, the construct of self-efficacy has been used in outcome assessment in social work education (Holden, Meenaghan, & Anastas, 2003, 2005; Holden, Meenaghan, Anastas, & Metrey, 2002).
Both competence and self-efficacy were measured at baseline and following a five-week intervention.
Endometrial cancer survivors are more likely to complete physical activity, and for longer durations, when their daily self-efficacy is higher, according to a study published in Health Psychology.
The concept of self-efficacy is grounded in Albert Bandura's social-cognitive theory center [1].
SELF-EFFICACY, LOCUS OF CONTROL AND ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTIONS AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF BLACK AMERICANS.
The focus of this study was to identify how self-efficacy for counseling skills are related to successful client outcomes in the public system