Essay on Bandura 's Self Efficacy Theory

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Theoretical Frameworks
Bandura’s self-efficacy theory
A historical review of the Bandura’s self-efficacy literature illuminated two decades of the first construct of self-efficacy with a seminal publication of “Self-efficacy: Toward a Unifying Theory of Behavioral Change. A decade later, cognitive theory of human behavior diverged with the social structure of human well-being and attainment. During the course of these two decades, several areas of self-efficacy were widely researched in varied disciplines and settings (Pajares & Urdan, 2006). Thus, self-efficacy gained increased attention in educational research, chiefly in academic motivation and of self-regulation (Pintrich &Schunk, 1995). Bandura conducted a vast number of studies involving the direction of self-efficacy. A teachers’ sense of efficacy has mainly been assessed with two factors: sense of personal teaching efficacy and sense of teaching efficacy. The first refers to an individuals’ assessment of their own teacher competence, and the second refers to teacher’s expectations that teaching can influence student learning. However, teachers often make the connection between belief and action, but the results show varied outcomes (Pajares, 1996). In this study the teacher’s sense of personal teaching efficacy was reflected through national board teachers’ certification, degree levels, and varying years of experience. Although, the research shows conflicting student outcomes in teacher’s quest to affect…

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