Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Academic Settings

  title={Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Academic Settings},
  author={Frank M. Pajares},
  journal={Review of Educational Research},
  pages={543 - 578}
  • Frank M. Pajares
  • Published 1 December 1996
  • Psychology
  • Review of Educational Research
The purpose of this article is to examine the contribution made by the self-efficacy component of Bandura’s (1986) social cognitive theory to the study of self-regulation and motivation in academic settings. The difference between self-efficacy beliefs and other expectancy constructs is first explained, followed by a brief overview of problems in self-efficacy research. Findings on the relationship between self-efficacy, motivation constructs, and academic performances are then summarized… 

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