Self-Efficacy : The Exercise of Control
by Albert Bandura

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.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. Theoretical Perspectives
Ch. 2. The Nature and Structure of Self-Efficacy
Ch. 3. Sources of Self-Efficacy
Ch. 4. Mediating Processes
Ch. 5. Developmental Analysis of Self-Efficacy
Ch. 6. Cognitive Functioning
Ch. 7. Health Functioning
Ch. 8. Clinical Functioning
Ch. 9. Athletic Functioning
Ch. 10. Organizational Functioning
Ch. 11. Collective Efficacy

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