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According to our textbook Psychology and Your Life, self-efficacy is the belief in one’s personal capabilities. Self-efficacy underlies people’s faith in their ability to carry out a specific behavior or produce a desired outcome. People with high self-efficacy have higher aspirations and greater persistence in working to attain goals and ultimately achieve greater success than do those with lower self- efficacy (Bandura, 2001; Bandura & Locke, 2003; Glickler, 2006). Self-esteem is the component of personality that encompasses our positive and negative self-
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Unformatted text preview: evaluations. Unlike self-efficacy, which focuses on our views of whether we are able to carry out a task, self-esteem relates to how we feel about ourselves. Self efficacy affects our educational and career goals because if it is low and you do not believe that you are capable than you will most likely fail. However, if you have a higher self efficacy, then you have higher aspirations and greater persistence in working to attain their goals....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PSY 201 201 taught by Professor Peters during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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