publication . Article . Other literature type . 1982

Self-efficacy mechanism in human agency.

Albert Bandura;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1982 Journal: American Psychologist, volume 37, pages 122-147 (issn: 0003-066X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Abstract
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 phenomena as changes in coping behavior produced by different modes of influence, level of physiological stress reactions, self-regulation of refractory behavior, resignatio...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Psychology, General Medicine, Despondency, Social change, Self-concept, Self-efficacy, Explanatory power, Centrality, Psychology, Instrumental and intrinsic value, Social psychology, Agency (philosophy)
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