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Self-efficacy : the exercise of control / Albert Bandura.

By: Bandura, Albert, 1925-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, c1997Description: ix, 604 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0716726262 (hardcover); 9780716726265 (hardcover); 0716728508 (pbk.); 9780716728504 (pbk.).Subject(s): Self-efficacy | Control (Psychology)DDC classification: 155.2 Other classification: 77.52 | CR 7000 | CV 3000 | PSY 410f
Contents:
The nature of human agency -- Human agency in triadic reciprocal causation -- Determinism and the exercise of self-influence -- Related views of personal efficacy -- Perceived self-efficacy as a generative capability -- Active producers versus passive foretellers of performances -- The self-efficacy approach to personal causation -- Multidimensionality of self-efficacy belief systems -- Self-efficacy causality -- Sources of discordance between efficacy judgment and action -- Enactive mastery experience -- Vicarious experience -- Verbal persuasion -- Physiological and affective states -- Integration of efficacy information -- Cognitive processes -- Motivational processes -- Affective processes -- Selection processes -- Origins of a sense of personal agency -- Familial sources of self-efficacy -- Peers and the broadening and validation of self-efficacy -- School as an agency for cultivating self-efficacy -- Growth of self-efficacy through transitional experiences of adolescence -- Self-efficacy concerns of adulthood -- Reappraisals of self-efficacy with advancing age --
Students' cognitive self-efficacy -- Teachers' perceived efficacy -- Collective school efficacy -- Biological effects of perceived self-efficacy -- Perceived self-efficacy in health promoting behavior -- Prognostic judgments and perceived self-efficacy -- Anxiety and phobic dysfunctions -- Depression -- Eating disorders -- Alcohol and drug abuse -- Development of athletic skills -- Self-regulation of athletic performance -- Collective team efficacy -- Psychobiological effects of physical exercise -- Career development and pursuits -- Mastery of occupational roles -- Self-efficacy in organizational decision making -- Self-efficacy in enactment of occupational roles -- Collective organizational efficacy -- Gauging collective efficacy -- Political efficacy -- Enablement by media modes of influence -- Enablement for sociocultural change -- Underminers of collective efficacy.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [526]-573) and indexes.

The nature of human agency -- Human agency in triadic reciprocal causation -- Determinism and the exercise of self-influence -- Related views of personal efficacy -- Perceived self-efficacy as a generative capability -- Active producers versus passive foretellers of performances -- The self-efficacy approach to personal causation -- Multidimensionality of self-efficacy belief systems -- Self-efficacy causality -- Sources of discordance between efficacy judgment and action -- Enactive mastery experience -- Vicarious experience -- Verbal persuasion -- Physiological and affective states -- Integration of efficacy information -- Cognitive processes -- Motivational processes -- Affective processes -- Selection processes -- Origins of a sense of personal agency -- Familial sources of self-efficacy -- Peers and the broadening and validation of self-efficacy -- School as an agency for cultivating self-efficacy -- Growth of self-efficacy through transitional experiences of adolescence -- Self-efficacy concerns of adulthood -- Reappraisals of self-efficacy with advancing age --

Students' cognitive self-efficacy -- Teachers' perceived efficacy -- Collective school efficacy -- Biological effects of perceived self-efficacy -- Perceived self-efficacy in health promoting behavior -- Prognostic judgments and perceived self-efficacy -- Anxiety and phobic dysfunctions -- Depression -- Eating disorders -- Alcohol and drug abuse -- Development of athletic skills -- Self-regulation of athletic performance -- Collective team efficacy -- Psychobiological effects of physical exercise -- Career development and pursuits -- Mastery of occupational roles -- Self-efficacy in organizational decision making -- Self-efficacy in enactment of occupational roles -- Collective organizational efficacy -- Gauging collective efficacy -- Political efficacy -- Enablement by media modes of influence -- Enablement for sociocultural change -- Underminers of collective efficacy.

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.

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CHOICE Review

Bandura's work is always compelling, insightful, well researched, and instructive; Self-Efficacy is no exception. There is no doubt in this reviewer's mind that this book will come to be considered a tour de force for social psychology. Arguably this analysis and summary of 20 years of research will stand out as one of the premier works of this decade. Bandura confronts the challenging issues of understanding how efficacy expectancies develop, the impact such expectancies have for a myriad of social behaviors, and how expectancies can be altered for positive change. The chapters relating self-efficacy to facets of functioning (such as cognitive and health functioning) are particularly compelling and important. Any faculty member reading this work will clearly see the implications of perceived self-efficacy for student motivation, interpretation of "success" and "failure" feedback, and, ultimately, decisions to persist and attain or drop out of school. Highly recommended for all faculty and ideal for courses that utilize the concept of self-efficacy in social psychology. Graduate students through professionals. R. E. Osborne; Indiana University East

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Albert Bandura was born on December 4, 1925, in Mundare, Alberta, Canada. He attended school at an elementary and high school in one and received his bachelor's from the University of British Columbia in 1949. Before he entered college, he spent one summer filling holes on the Alaska Highway in the Yukon. Bandura graduated from the University of Iowa in 1952 with his Ph. D., and after graduating, took a post-doctoral position with the Wichita Guidance Center in Kansas. <p> In 1953, Bandura accepted a position teaching at Stanford University. There he collaborated with student, Richard Walters on his first book, "Adolescent Aggression" in 1959. He was President of the APA in 1973 and received the APA's Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution in 1980. In 1999 he received the Thorndike Award for Distinguished Contributions of Psychology to Education from the American Psychological Association, and in 2001, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. <p> He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western Psychological Association, the James McKeen Cattell Award from the American Psychological Society, and the Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Psychological Science from the American Psychological Foundation. In 2008, he received the Grawemeyer Award for contributions to psychology. <p> His works include Social Learning Theory, Social Foundations of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory, and Self-efficacy : the exercise of control. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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