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Self-Efficacy: Its Relationship to Learning

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Self-Efficacy: Its Relationship to Learning

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The definition of self-efficacy is straightforward: “a person's perception that he or she has the skill and capability to undertake a particular task.” (p. 1918) It's important to teachers because of its “consistent” and “demonstrable” links to student learning outcomes. If students believe they can learn the content (that they're smart enough) or execute the skills, that significantly increases the chance they will accomplish the learning task.

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