Frank Pajares

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The purpose of this article is to examine the contribution made by the selfefficacy component of A. Bandura’s (1986) social cognitive theory to the study of writing in academic settings. A brief overview of Bandura’s social cognitive theory and of self-efficacy is first provided, followed by a description of the manner in which writing self-efficacy beliefs(More)
I begin this chapter with an assumption I hope readers will find reasonable. The assumption is that the beliefs that young people hold about their capability to succeed in their endeavors are vital forces in the subsequent successes or failures they attain in these endeavors. These self-efficacy beliefs provide the foundation for motivation, well-being, and(More)
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