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Perceived Self-Efficacy and its Relationship to Resilience

  • Ralf Schwarzer
  • Lisa Marie Warner
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Part of the The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)

Abstract

The construct of perceived self-efficacy is the belief that one can perform novel or difficult tasks and attain desired outcomes, as spelled out in the Social Cognitive Theory (Bandura, 1997). This “can do”-cognition reflects a sense of control over one’s environment and an optimistic belief of being able to alter challenging environmental demands by means of one’s own behavior. Hence, it represents a self-confident view of one’s capability to deal with certain stressors in life.

Keywords

Eating Disorder Social Cognitive Theory Dispositional Optimism Vicarious Experience Mastery Experience 
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  1. 1.Freie Universität Berlin PsychologyBerlinGermany

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