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Self-efficacy (HBT)
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Construct Name: Self-efficacy (HBT)
Definition of Construct: The belief in one's capabilities to perform the behaviors required to produce the desired outcome. Examples: 1. judgments of how well one can execute courses of action required to deal with prospective situations (Bandura, 1982, p. 122); 2. people's judgements of their capabilities to organize and execute courses of action required to attain designated types of performances. It is concerned not with the skills one has but with judgments of what one can do with whatever skills one possesses; 3. beliefs in one's capabilities to organize and execute the courses of action required to produce given attainments (Bandura, 1997, p. 3); 4. Beliefs about personal ability to perform behaviors that bring desired outcomes (McAlister et al., 2008. p. 171); 5. Overall measure of ability to perform behavior (Montano & Kasprzyk, 2008, p. 75);
Related Content Area(s):
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Diabetes
  • Dispositional Optimism: Life Orientation Test
  • Mental Health
  • not specified
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Physical Activity
  • Risk and Decision Making
  • Self efficacy
  • Self Efficacy and Drinking Behavior
  • Self Efficacy: Breast Self Examination
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Sexual Behaviors
  • Smoking/Tobacco
  • Substance Abuse
Theoretical Foundation: SCT; Theory of planned behavior; Transtheoritical model; Health action process approach; Theory of reasoned action.

For more information: http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/constructs/self-efficacy/index.html
Similar Constructs: Temptation, Perceived behavioral control, Locus of control, Self-concept, Self-esteem, Self-concept of ability, Dispositional optimism, Hope
Keywords: GEM-HBT, EHR candidate
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(Last Updated: 12/19/2013 9:16:06 AM by allison ottenbacher)

     

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