Development and Validation of a Scale of Perceived Social Self-Efficacy

  title={Development and Validation of a Scale of Perceived Social Self-Efficacy},
  author={Heather M. Smith and Nancy E. Betz},
  journal={Journal of Career Assessment},
  pages={283 - 301}
The present study involved the development and psychometric evaluation of the Scale of Perceived Social Self-Efficacy (PSSE), a measure of self-efficacy expectations with respect to a range of social behaviors. A high degree of internal consistency reliability was found for the PSSE in a development sample of 354 undergraduate students (90 males and 264 females), with coefficient alpha = .94. Test-retest reliability over a 3-week interval was r = .82 (r = .86 for males and r = .80 for females… 

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