Negative self-efficacy and goal effects revisited.

@article{Bandura2003NegativeSA,
  title={Negative self-efficacy and goal effects revisited.},
  author={A. Bandura and Edwin A. Locke},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={
          87-99
        }
}
The authors address the verification of the functional properties of self-efficacy beliefs and document how self-efficacy beliefs operate in concert with goal systems within a sociocognitive theory of self-regulation in contrast to the focus of control theory on discrepancy reduction. Social cognitive theory posits proactive discrepancy production by adoption of goal challenges working in concert with reactive discrepancy reduction in realizing them. Converging evidence from diverse… 
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