Self-Efficacy: A Theoretical Analysis of Its Determinants and Malleability

  title={Self-Efficacy: A Theoretical Analysis of Its Determinants and Malleability},
  author={M. Gist and T. R. Mitchell},
  journal={Academy of Management Review},
  • M. Gist, T. R. Mitchell
  • Published 1992
  • Psychology
  • Academy of Management Review
  • The construct of self-efficacy has received increasing empirical attention in the organizational behavior literature. People who think they can perform well on a task do better than those who think they will fail. Differences in self-efficacy are associated with bona fide differences in skill level; however, efficacy perceptions also may be influenced by differences in personality, motivation, and the task itself. This article reviews theoretically the antecedent processes and information cues… CONTINUE READING
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