- Paperback: 604 pages
- Publisher: Worth Publishers; 1st edition (February 15, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0716728508
- ISBN-13: 978-0716728504
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.
Eliminating, or significantly reducing, anxiety is, under Bandura's Self-Efficacy theory [SE], achieved by recognizing that anxiety is a function of the perceived mismatch between threats in the environment and one's appraisal of one's own ability to cope with that threat. A negative mismatch favoring the threat (where ability is smaller than the threat) leads to anxiety; while a negative mismatch favoring one's ability leads one to "feeling money" (in the parlance of our times). The Antidote to feeing anxiety: Locate the threat, affirm your ability is greater than it, or, if it isn't at present, locate actionable means to beefing up your coping strategies and the anxious affect will diminish. This is not arm-chair psychologizing; this is real empirical psychology. And, since my discovery of Bandura's work (2004), SE has been confirmed over and over again in my own personal experience.Read more ›
Although written for practitioners, Dr. Bandura writes understandably and succinctly, with the eloquence and poise of a deity.
The book is meant to be read several times, each time delivering an evermore intimate understanding of the principles of self-actualization and behavior modification. It literally is social learning theory turned inwards to effect and affect positive change that is revolutionary and unprecedented.
Thank you, Doctor! Bon courange, everyone!
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An excellent book with some really good insight into student self-motivationPublished 5 months ago by Steve Shallard
Exactly what I needed for my doctoral work. I still use it in my professional practice. Thank you, Dr. ColleenPublished 14 months ago by Colleen C Doherty
Tremendous information and a tremendous amount;, not a one time read-through.Published 18 months ago by Jonathan E Wagner
helped with my research, im a prof and doctoral studentPublished 19 months ago by Réagan Lorraine Lavorata
Bandura is the expert on this topic. If you are looking for books on self-efficacy, don't hesitate to consider putting some money into the Bandura books. They are very useful.Published on January 2, 2014 by Barbara Albee
Have not completed the reading yet. A very good text I will be using it in my dissertation next year.Published on September 21, 2013 by Haeni A. Young
Bougth the book for phd. work. It has great information in it. Was sent in a very timely manner. This book was used but in very good condition. Read morePublished on January 11, 2013 by Minnesota
This is pretty weighty stuff so I think it would be very tedious to read if you didn't have a particular interest in the subject. Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by LinnieRose