The Self-Efficacy Scale: Construction and Validation

@article{Sherer1982TheSS,
  title={The Self-Efficacy Scale: Construction and Validation},
  author={M. Sherer and J. Maddux and Blaise Mercandante and S. Prentice-Dunn and B. Jacobs and R. Rogers},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  year={1982},
  volume={51},
  pages={663 - 671}
}
  • M. Sherer, J. Maddux, +3 authors R. Rogers
  • Published 1982
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Reports
  • Self-efficacy theory asserts that personal mastery expectations are the primary determinants of behavioral change. Further, it is suggested that individual differences in past experiences and attribution of success to skill or chance result in different levels of generalized self-efficacy expectations. To measure these generalized expectancies, a Self-efficacy Scale was developed. A factor analysis yielded two subscales: a General Self-efficacy subscale (17 items) and a Social Self-efficacy… CONTINUE READING
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