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Definition: Self-Efficacy

Self-Efficacy is the belief which an individual has in one's own ability to achieve the goals & objective set by them. Self efficacy advocates that if a person puts in hardwork and it committed towards achieving the goals, they would end up being successful.

High or low self-efficacy will determine whether or not someone will choose or leave a challenging task. For example, self-efficacy of a person going to a gym is for how long that person will go to the gym.

Theoretical approaches

Self efficacy can be explained by the following four theoretical approaches

1. Social Cognitive Theory

2. Social Learning Theory

3. Self-concept Theory

4. Attribution Theory

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