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Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control
Albert Bandura and the Exercise of Self-Efficacy Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control Albert Bandura. New York: W. H. Freeman (www.whfreeman.com). 1997, 604 pp., $46.00 (hardcover). Enter the termExpand
Social Foundations of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory
1. Models of Human Nature and Casualty. 2. Observational Learning. 3. Enactive Learning. 4. Social Diffusion and Innovation. 5. Predictive Knowledge and Forethought. 6. Incentive Motivators. 7.Expand
Self-efficacy: toward a unifying theory of behavioral change.
  • A. Bandura
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological review
  • 27 February 1977
An integrative theoretical framework to explain and to predict psychological changes achieved by different modes of treatment is presented and findings are reported from microanalyses of enactive, vicarious, and emotive mode of treatment that support the hypothesized relationship between perceived self-efficacy and behavioral changes. Expand
Self-efficacy: Toward a unifying theory of behavioral change☆☆☆
The present article presents an integrative theoretical framework to explain and to predict psychological changes achieved by different modes of treatment. This theory states that psychologicalExpand
Social cognitive theory: an agentic perspective.
  • A. Bandura
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Annual review of psychology
  • 2001
Social cognitive theory distinguishes among three modes of agency: direct personal agency, proxy agency that relies on others to act on one's behest to secure desired outcomes, and collective agency exercised through socially coordinative and interdependent effort. Expand
Self-efficacy mechanism in human agency.
This article addresses the centrality of the self-efficacy mechanism in human agency. Self-per- cepts of efficacy influence thought patterns, actions, and emotional arousal. In causal tests theExpand
Perceived Self-Efficacy in Cognitive Development and Functioning
In this article, I review the diverse ways in which perceived self-efficacy contributes to cognitive development and functioning. Perceived self-efficacy exerts its influence through four majorExpand
Health Promotion by Social Cognitive Means
  • A. Bandura
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Health education & behavior : the official…
  • 1 April 2004
This article examines health promotion and disease prevention from the perspective of social cognitive theory. This theory posits a multifaceted causal structure in which self-efficacy beliefsExpand
Perceived self-efficacy is concerned with people's beliefs in their capabilities to produce given attainments (Bandura, 1997). One cannot be all things, which would require mastery of every realm ofExpand