Self Efficacy and Linguistic Competence

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INTRODUCTION There has grown a rising interest in developing self-efficacy on the part of the learners. Self efficacy refers to the beliefs about one's capabilities to learn or perform behaviors at designated levels, and is said to have a measure of control over individual's thoughts, feelings and actions. In other words, the beliefs that individuals hold about their abilities and outcome of their efforts influence in great ways how they will behave. Therefore, it is not surprising that many research show that self efficacy influences academic achievement motivation, learning. Many studies all over the world have been carried out on this concept of self efficacy in the academic settings since the overall aim of any academic course often require that students complete their degree with a high level of confidence in a range of academic abilities and transferable skills. In the Philippines, some studies about self efficacy were conducted to assess how it contributes to students’ achievement. The analysis of these studies serves as an additional dimension for assessment of the impact of the learners’ self perception to their academic achievement. Developing linguistic competencies has become increasingly important by virtue of the process of globalization. English language nowadays, especially in the Philippines, serves as an essential force in bridging barriers in communication of today’s global challenge. Numerous books have been written on the process of learning and the efficiency of learning English. There is a continuous search for strategies to facilitate better learning of the language; factors affecting linguistic competence have also been studied to assess the learners’ needs. In a classroom, there are students who are eager to learn a new topic, while there are those who at the onset of a new lesson, show repulsion in learning a new lesson. The
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