Self-Efficacy vs. Self Confidence

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Running head: SELF-EFFICACY VS. SELF CONFIDENCE SELF-EFFICACY VS. SELF CONFIDENCE SELF- EFFICACY VS. SELF CONFIDENCE Self efficacy is not the judgment of what one has done but what the individual thinks he can do. The self efficacy theory came about in 1977 by a man by the name of Albert Bandura. This theory was originated from the social cognitive theory which is a learning theory based on the ideas that people learn by watching what someone else does or what they will not do. It is a process to understand personality. Self-efficacy is one having the belief or power to produce and effect by completing a particular task or activity related to competence. It relates to a person’s perception of their ability to reach a certain goal. For example you believe you are capable of performing in a certain matter that will produce a certain goal. An athlete that has self-efficacy has the expectations of positive outcomes. For example when its bases loaded, two outs, full count in the last inning of a baseball game and the batter steps up in a clutch situation if he has self-efficacy then he will already know in his/her mind that what the outcome will be. Self –efficacy really depends on past situations. You have to consider when you are up to plate in that last situation what you have done before in that same situation. Has it ever happened before? Did you have any control in what took place? If it is effort rather than luck his/her self-efficacy will be high but if they think that it was luck the past times then his/her self efficacy will be low. (Self efficacy theory) There are three major factors that influence self-efficacy. They are behaviors, environment, and personal/cognitive ideas. The three of them all affect each other in certain ways. It develops from mastering past experiences in which goals are achieved through the perseverance of the athlete which will

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