Self-efficacy mechanism in human agency.

@article{Bandura1982SelfefficacyMI,
  title={Self-efficacy mechanism in human agency.},
  author={A. Bandura},
  journal={American Psychologist},
  year={1982},
  volume={37},
  pages={122-147}
}
  • A. Bandura
  • Published 1982
  • Psychology
  • American Psychologist
This article addresses the centrality of the self-efficacy mechanism in human agency. Self-per- cepts of efficacy influence thought patterns, actions, and emotional arousal. In causal tests the higher the level of induced self-efficacy, the higher the perfor- mance accomplishments and the lower the emotional arousal. Different lines of research are reviewed, show- ing that the self-efficacy mechanism may have wide explanatory power. Perceived self-efficacy helps to ac- count for such diverse… Expand
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