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Self-Efficacy/Perceived Competence

  • By: Selena Tramayne, Xiaoyan Fan & Steven D. Brown
  • In: Encyclopedia of Counseling
  • Edited by: Frederick T. L. Leong
  • Subject:General Counseling & Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

First developed in 1977, self-efficacy is an important component of Albert Bandura's social cognitive theory. Self-efficacy refers to people's judgments of their ability to perform necessary behaviors to produce desired outcomes in specific situations. These judgments are ...

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