Self-Efficacy, Motivation, and Performance

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Dale H. Schunk, Dean (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This article discusses the relation of self-efficacy to motivation and performance in cognitive and sport domains, Self-efficacy refers to one's beliefs about accomplishing a task and can influence choice of activities, effort, persistence, and achievement. People enter activities with varying levels of self-efficacy derived fund prior experience, personal qualities, and social support. As they work on tasks they acquire information about how well they are doing. This information influences their self-efficacy for continued learning and performance. Research is described in which interventions involving models, goal setting, and feedback, were employed to affect self-efficacy. Regardless of domain, research shows that self-efficacy helps to predict motivation and performance, and studies testing causal models highlight the important role played by self-efficacy. Suggestions for future research are given, along with implications of theory and research for education and training.

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Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 7(2), 112-137.
Language: English
Date: 1995
Self-efficacy, Motivation, Achievement, Cognition, Physical education

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