What does self-efficacy mean?

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  1. Self-efficacy

    Self-efficacy is the measure of the belief in one's own ability to complete tasks and reach goals. Psychologists have studied self-efficacy from several perspectives, noting various paths in the development of self-efficacy; the dynamics of self-efficacy, and lack thereof, in different settings; interactions between self-efficacy and self-concept; and habits of attribution that contribute to, or detract from, self-efficacy. Self-efficacy affects every area of human endeavor. By determining the beliefs a person holds regarding his or her power to affect situations, it strongly influences both the power a person actually has to face challenges competently and the choices a person is most likely to make. These effects are particularly apparent, and compelling, with regard to behaviors affecting health. Judge et al. argued the concepts of locus of control, neuroticism, self-efficacy and self-esteem measured the same, single factor and demonstrated them to be related concepts.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-efficacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-efficacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kelly McGonigal:

    Studies show that people who think of stress this way are more likely to feel like they have the resources to handle it, such as self-efficacy and self-confidence.

Images & Illustrations of self-efficacy

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