Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control
Ideal for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses, or for professional use, the book is based on Bandura's theory that those with high self-efficacy expectancies - the belief that one can achieve what one sets out to do - are healthier, more effective, and generally more successful than those with low self-efficacy expectancies. He begins with a discussion of theory and method: what self-efficacy is and how it can be developed. Bandura then demonstrates how belief in one's capabilities affects development and psychosocial functioning during the course of life, underscoring provocative applications of this work to issues in education, health, psychopathology, athletics, business, and international affairs.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Bandura sets out his highly influential theory of human motivation in this weighty tome. I'm working on this for my PhD thesis and I think this book is a must-have for anyone needing to understand Bandura's theory. I would suggest some edits for future editions-the subject index at the back leaves a lot to be desired ... or indexed :-) and Bandura does not use some of his terminology consistently (social persuasion and verbal persuasion)-but overall, it's a thorough exposition of his theory.
Review: Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of ControlUser Review - Goodreads
Exceptional book that really isolates why some people hold themselves back while others achieve. Bandura comes off as unbelievably intelligent and even some of the throw away sentences are tremendously insightful.
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