Perceived Self-Efficacy in Cognitive Development and Functioning

  title={Perceived Self-Efficacy in Cognitive Development and Functioning},
  author={A. Bandura},
  journal={Educational Psychologist},
  • A. Bandura
  • Published 1 March 1993
  • Education, Psychology
  • Educational Psychologist
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 major processes. They include cognitive, motivational, affective, and selection processes. There are three different levels at which perceived self-efficacy operates as an important contributor to academic development. Students' beliefs in their efficacy to regulate their own learning and to master academic… 

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