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TRaNSforM working definition of self-efficacy

Co-ordinating partner Belgium

Self-efficacy is one's belief in one's ability to succeed in specific situations.

Explanation from partners

 

Self-efficacy is the belief in one’s capabilities to organise and execute the courses of action required to manage prospective situations.  It is a person’s belief in his ability to succeed in a particular situation. This belief begins to form in early childhood and continues to evolve throughout life as new skills, experiences, and understanding is acquired.

One’s self-efficacy largely influences the way goals, tasks, and challenges are approached: people with high self-efficacy are more likely to view difficult tasks as something to be mastered rather than something to be avoided.

Further information

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  • Bandura, A. (1994). Self-efficacy. In Ramachaudran, V.S. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human behavior, 4. New York: Academic Press, pp. 71-81.
    Bandura, A. (1995) Self-Efficacy in Changing Societies. Cambridge: University Press.
  • Cardoso, P. and Moreira, J. (2009) Self-efficacy beliefs and the relation between career planning and perception of barriers. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance.  9(3),: pp.177–188.
  • G ago, T. D. (2008) Crenças de eficácia nos papéis de carreira, valores de vida e prática de supervisão de ensinos clínicos, em enfermeiros. Tese de Mestrado em Ciências da Educação, apresentada à Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Lisboa.
  • G arcia, P. (2009) Influência da auto-eficácia, modelos de referência, socialização de género, apoio e barreiras sociais nas aspirações de carreira. Tese de Mestrado em Gestão de Recursos Humanos. Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa.
  • Judge, T.A., Jackson, C.L., Shaw, J.C., Scott, B.A. and Rich, B. L. (2007) Self-efficacy and work-related performance: The integral role of individual differences. Journal of Applied Psychology 92(1): pp.107-127.
  • H urrelmann, K. (2000) Gesundheitssoziologie. Weinheim: Juventa.
  • Oliveira, P. (2010) Auto-eficácia específica nas competências do enfermeiro de cuidados gerais: percepção dos estudantes finalistas do curso de licenciatura em enfermagem. Tese de Mestrado em Administração e Planificação da Educação. Universidade Portucalense.
  • Scholz, U., Gutiérrez Doña, B., Sud, S. and Schwarzer, F. (2002) Is general self-efficacy a universal construct? Psychometric findings from 25 countries. European Journal of Psychological Assessment. 18(3): pp.242-251.
  • Zhao, H., Seibert, S.E. and Hills, G.E. (2005) The Mediating Role of Self-Efficacy in the Development of Entrepreneurial Intentions. Journal of Applied Psychology. 90(6): pp.1265-1272.
  • Zulkosky, K. (2009) Self-Efficacy: A Concept Analysis. Nursing Forum. 44(2): pp.93-102.
 
 

Training Requirements and Nursing Skills for Mobility in Health Care

 

Dr Carol Hall
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