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Self-Efficacy The Exercise of Control, 1st Edition

Albert Bandura’s highly anticipated examination of his vastly influential work on self-efficacy is now available. The result of over 20 years of research by this renowned psychologist, the book articulates comprehensively Bandura’s theory that believing one can achieve what one sets out to do results in a healthier, more effective, and generally more successful life.

Albert Bandura explores the self-system throughout lifespan. Self-regulation and perceived self-efficacy help people to adjust to realities of each life’s stage, from early childhood till aging and preparation to death.
Perceived self-efficacy refers to beliefs in one’s capabilities to organize and execute the courses of action required to produce given attainments.
I have found this book very helpful and well structured. Bandura gives a broad hint to the reader, and offers answers to some of the most important and advanced issues that each of us encounters during life. The book stimulates a better awareness of humans’ potentials, and encourages to rivisit our constructs.
Bandura’s study on self-efficacy is supported by the citation of 47 pages of references. It is highly consistent and fascinating; and this book is an outstanding tool for improving our quality of life.

Self-efficacy and perceived self-efficacy are Bandura’s terms for what we all experience in our own lives: Some of us can; some of us can but think we can’t; and some of us can’t but think we can. Finding the right balance is important. This book is easy to read, easy to understand, and makes Bandura’s concepts personal.

In this volume, Professor Bandura situates the self-efficacy construct within a theory of personal and collective agency that operates in concert with other sociocognitive factors in regulating human well-being and attainment. Bandura also addresses the major facets of agency – the nature and structure of self-efficacy beliefs, their origins and effects, the processes through which such self-beliefs operate, and the modes by which they can be created and strengthened. In addition, Bandura reviews a vast body of research on each of these aspects of agency in diverse applications of the theory. Must-reading for everyone interested in psychology and, specifically, self-efficacy beliefs.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 604 pages
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers; 1st edition (February 15, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716728508
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716728504
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.2 x 1.1 inches

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