Budden, Timothy J.H., Jackson, Ben, and Dimmock, James A. (2020) Self-efficacy. In: Hackford, Dieter, and Schinke, Robert J., (eds.) The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology: theoretical and methodological concepts. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 583-594.

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Grounded in social cognitive theory (SCT; Bandura, 1986), self-efficacy refers to one’s ‘beliefs in one’s capability to organize and execute the courses of action required to produce given attainments’(Bandura,1997,p.3). The nature, causes, and consequences of self-efficacy perceptions have been widely studied within sport and exercise psychology; as such, the literature is replete with comprehensive reviews of both the construct and the broader theoretical framework within which it exists (Feltz, Short, & Sullivan, 2008).Accordingly, in this chapter, rather than providing another exhaustive overview of sport- and exercise-based self-fficacy research, we seek to (a) broadly consider the prevalence and significance of ‘agentic’ perceptions— such as self-efficacy—within motivation and behaviour change theories, (b) offer a relatively brief theoretical overview of the construct, and (c) highlight an important, broad issue that requires further research attention in this area.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-138-73441-8
Copyright Information: © 2020 selection and editorial matter, Dieter Hackfort and Robert J. Schinke; individual chapters, the contributors.
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2021 23:56
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