The Theory Of Self Efficacy Essay

2038 Words Nov 22nd, 2016 9 Pages
In order to research my transition throughly I will be studying 3 different theorists and their theories. This will help to improve my knowledge of the subject area and will allow me to draw my own conclusions about my transition. The first theorist I will be studying will be Bandura and his self efficacy theory. Self efficacy is being able to recover quickly from setbacks and disappointments. Children who have a strong sense of self efficacy will show a lot of commitment to their interests and activities, they approach challenging problems as tasks to be mastered. Self efficacy will develop throughout the child 's life, as they have new experiences and acquire new skills.

Bandura says there are four major sources of self efficacy these are mastery experiences, social modelling, social persuasion and psychological responses.
Children would get self efficacy from performing a task successfully this is what Bandura means when he says mastery experiences. However on the other hand being unable to perform a task correctly can undermine children 's sense of self efficacy. Social modelling is when a child observes someone similar to themselves succeed, this makes the child believe that they posses the capabilities to succeed as well. Bandura believed that children could be persuaded that they can do something by other people. Verbal encouragement from others is a great source of self efficacy, this is social persuasion. Hearing something positive and encouraging can get rid…

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