Goal Setting and Self-Efficacy During Self-Regulated Learning

  title={Goal Setting and Self-Efficacy During Self-Regulated Learning},
  author={Dale H. Schunk},
  journal={Educational Psychologist},
  • D. Schunk
  • Published 1990
  • Psychology
  • Educational Psychologist
This article focuses on the self-regulated learning processes of goal setting and perceived self-efficacy. Students enter learning activities with goals and self-efficacy for goal attainment. As learners work on tasks, they observe their own performances and evaluate their own goal progress. Self-efficacy and goal setting are affected by self-observation, self-judgment, and self-reaction. When students perceive satisfactory goal progress, they feel capable of improving their skills; goal… 

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