Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control

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Macmillan, Feb 15, 1997 - Psychology - 604 pages
1 Theoretical Perspectives
The Nature of Human Agency
Human Agency in Triadic Reciprocal Causation
Determinism and the Exercise of Self-Influence
Related Views of Personal Efficacy
2 The Nature and Structure of Self-Efficacy
Perceived Self-Efficacy as a Generative Capability
Active Producers versus Passive Foretellers of Performances
The Self-Efficacy Approach to Personal Causation
Multidimensionality of Self-Efficacy Belief Systems
Self-Efficacy Causality
Sources of Discordance Between
Efficacy Judgment and Action
3 Sources of Self-Efficacy
Enactive Mastery Experience
Vicarious Experience
Verbal Persuasion
Physiological and Affective States
Integration of Efficacy Information
4 Mediating Processes
Cognitive Processes
Motivational Processes
Affective Processes
Selection Processes
5 Developmental Analysis of Self-Efficacy
Origins of a Sense of Personal Agency
Familial Sources of Self-Efficacy
Peers and the Broadening and Validation of Self-Efficacy
School as an Agency for Cultivating Self-Efficacy
Growth of Self-Efficacy through
Transitional Experiences of Adolescence
Self-Efficacy Concerns of Adulthood
Reappraisals of Self-Efficacy with Advancing Age
6 Cognitive Functioning
Students’ Cognitive Self-Efficacy
Teachers’ Perceived Efficacy
Collective School Efficacy
7 Health Functioning
Biological Effects of Perceived Self-Efficacy
Perceived Self-Efficacy in Health
Promoting Behavior
Prognostic Judgments and Perceived Self-Efficacy
8 Clinical Functioning
Anxiety and Phobic Dysfunctions
Eating Disorders
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
9 Athletic Functioning
Development of Athletic Skills
Self-Regulation of Athletic Performance
Collective Team Efficacy
Psychobiological Effects of Physical Exercise
10 Organizational Functioning
Career Development and Pursuits
Mastery of Occupational Roles
Self-Efficacy in Organizational
Decision Making
Self-Efficacy in Enactment of Occupational Roles
Collective Organizational Efficacy
11 Collective Efficacy
Gauging Collective Efficacy
Political Efficacy
Enablement by Media Modes of Influence
Enablement for Sociocultural Change
Underminers of Collective Efficacy
Name and Subject Indexes

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Bandura, A. Social foundations of thought and action: A social cognitive theory. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1986.

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The Nature and Structure
Mediating Processes
Developmental Analysis
Chapter 6
Cognitive Functioning
Health Functioning
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Organizational Functioning
Chapter 11
Collective Efficacy
Name Index
Subject Index

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About the author (1997)

Albert Bandura was born on December 4, 1925, in Mundare, Alberta, Canada. He attended school at an elementary and high school in one and received his bachelor's from the University of British Columbia in 1949. Before he entered college, he spent one summer filling holes on the Alaska Highway in the Yukon. Bandura graduated from the University of Iowa in 1952 with his Ph. D., and after graduating, took a post-doctoral position with the Wichita Guidance Center in Kansas. In 1953, Bandura accepted a position teaching at Stanford University. There he collaborated with student, Richard Walters on his first book, "Adolescent Aggression" in 1959. He was President of the APA in 1973 and received the APA's Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution in 1980. In 1999 he received the Thorndike Award for Distinguished Contributions of Psychology to Education from the American Psychological Association, and in 2001, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western Psychological Association, the James McKeen Cattell Award from the American Psychological Society, and the Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Psychological Science from the American Psychological Foundation. In 2008, he received the Grawemeyer Award for contributions to psychology. His works include Social Learning Theory, Social Foundations of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory, and Self-efficacy : the exercise of control.

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