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Construct Name: Self-Efficacy
Definition of Construct: Perceived self-efficacy is one's confidence in being able to perform a particular difficult or novel behavior. The construct is competence-based, prospective, and operative (i.e., must refer to future behavior).
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Theoretical Foundation: First introduced by Albert Bandura in 1977.
Bandura, A. (1997). Self-efficacy: The exercise of control. New York: Freeman.
Similar Constructs: Perceived behavioral control

(Last Updated: 7/26/2013 11:53:47 AM by Dave Garner)


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