Perceived behavioral control, self-efficacy, locus of control, and the theory of planned behavior.

  title={Perceived behavioral control, self-efficacy, locus of control, and the theory of planned behavior.},
  author={Icek Ajzen},
  journal={Journal of Applied Social Psychology},
  • I. Ajzen
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Conceptual and methodological ambiguities surrounding the concept of perceived behavioral control are clarified. It is shown that perceived control over performance of a behavior, though comprised of separable components that reflect beliefs about self-efficacy and about controllability, can nevertheless be considered a unitary latent variable in a hierarchical factor model. It is further argued that there is no necessary correspondence between self-efficacy and internal control factors, or… 

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