The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology 2009
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195187243.013.0031 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: The basic premise of self-efficacy theory is that “people's beliefs in their capabilities to produce desired effects by their own actions” (Bandura, 1997, p. vii) are the most important determinants of the behaviors people choose to engage in and how much they persevere in their efforts in the face of obstacles and challenges. Self-efficacy theory also maintains that these efficacy beliefs play a crucial role in psychological adjustment, psychological problems, physical health, as well as professionally guided… Show more

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